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Florida Everglades and Nearby Cities of Miami, Fort Myers and Port Charlotte

26.1N 80.9W

December 12th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Sediments

USA - December 10th, 2010

The Everglades at the tip of the Florida Peninsula, USA, appear an intense, dark green color near the shore and brownish further inland, while the waters around them and the islands of the Florida Keys are bright teal.

Moving from the southwest to the southeast coast, the city of Miami and other nearby urban areas appear greyish in color. The cities of Port Charlotte and Fort Myers can be observed on the opposite coast, also appearing as a greyish tan area, by the Charlotte Harbor Estuary. Between the two coastal urban areas, Lake Okeechobee can be noted, partially covered by white clouds.

Fires in Southern Florida, USA

March 4th, 2009 Category: Fires

Florida, USA - March 4th, 2009

Florida, USA - March 4th, 2009

Close-up of fires

Close-up of fires

The Florida peninsula, USA, is a porous plateau of karst limestone sitting atop bedrock. Almost the entire state of Florida can be seen upon opening the full image.

The central and southern regions have many lakes, the largest of which is Lake Okeechobee.

The green, circular area southeast of the lake is a wildlife park known as Monkey Jungle.

In the first close-up, several fires are burning in the agricultural area between the park and Lake Okeechobee.

On the west coast of the peninsula two large inlets, Charlotte Harbor (below) and Tampa Bay (above) are visible.

Close-up of bays

Close-up of bays

In the second close-up, four bridges over Tampa Bay appear as long lines curving over the water. These are, from North to South, the Courtney Campbell Causeway, the Howard Frankland Bridge, the Gandy Bridge and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.