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The Lena Delta Wildlife Reserve in Siberia, Russia  

The Lena Delta Wildlife Reserve in Siberia, Russia

At 5,530 square miles, the Lena Reserve is one of the largest protected lands in Russia. This is a ‘false-color’ image of the massive Lena River basin, taken by the Landsat 7 satellite. The colors were created by capturing infrared, shortwave infrared, and red wavelengths—the combination of light waves enhances the view of various topographical features. The Lena Delta Wildlife Reserve is home to numerous vital bird species, and various terrestrial wildlife adapted to the rugged Siberian wilderness.

© USGS EROS Data Center/NASA

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