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The Geba and Gambia Rivers – February 1st, 2009

February 1st, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Guinea Bissau - January 20th, 2009

Guinea Bissau - January 20th, 2009

Close-up of the Gambia River

Close-up of the Gambia River

Detail of Geba River and coastline

Detail of Geba River and coastline

The African countries of The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Guinea are visible in the main image.

The first detail shows the Geba River and the Bissagos Archipelago in Guinea-Bissau. Sediments cause the river to appear tan in color.  Further offshore, along the coastline near the rivermouth, the sediments appear a greenish color as they mix with the ocean waters.

At the top of the main image and in the second close-up, the Gambia River and some of its tributaries can be observed.

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