Hazy Skies and Fires Near the Tonlé Sap in Southeast Asia
This image of Southeast Asia includes parts of Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. Upon opening the full image, some fires are visible southwest of the Tonlé Sap, a large lake in Cambodia. Some smoky haze from other fires in the region can also be observed in the upper left quadrant.
The Tonlé Sap, appearing tan and green from sediments, here, is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, occupying a large depression. It is part of a combined lake and river system that is particular in that its flow changes direction twice a year.