The Bosphorus Strait and Lake Kuş, Turkey
The Bosphorus Strait divides Turkey into the regions of Thrace (closer to Europe) and Anatolia (closer to Asia), and connects the Black Sea to the North with the Sea of Marmara to the South.
The city of Istanbul can be easily spotted along the shores of the Sea of Marmara and the strait, as this densely populated area appears light brown, in comparison with the surrounding green vegetation and dark brown uneven terrain.
Lake Kuş (also called Lake Manyas) can be seen in the lower left hand corner. It is a shallow, nutrient-rich freshwater lake (average depth 3 m) fed by groundwater and four streams. The high presence of nutrients probably leads to greater algal growth and explains the vivid green color of the water.