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Okavango Delta

This wetland in the interior of Botswana is an oasis for biodiversity in the midst of the arid Kalahari Desert.

Astronaut photograph ISS040-E-8209 was acquired on June 6, 2014, with a Nikon D3S digital camera using a 42 millimeter lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by the Expedition 40 crew. It has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast, and lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory as part of the ISS National Lab to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Caption by M. Justin Wilkinson, Jacobs at NASA-JSC.

Published July 28, 2014
Data acquired June 6, 2014

ISS > Digital Camera
Hydrosphere > Surface Water > Rivers/Streams
Astronaut Photography