Amazing view over Western Australia

This image by the Landsat 8 satellite, shows the amazing view over Western Australia.

The image captured on May 12, 2013, shows rich sediment and nutrient patterns in a tropical estuary area and complex patterns and conditions in vegetated areas.

The image is enhanced and involved masking, separately enhancing and then reassembling water and land portions of the image. The water patterns are the result of an RGB display of Landsat-8’s red, blue, and ultra-blue bands. Land is shown using short-wavelength-infrared, near-infrared and green.

Image Credit: NASA/USGS Landsat; Geoscience Australia

Editor: Yvette Smith