The Jewel of the Persian Gulf from Space {Photo of the Day}

This Envisat image provided by the European Space Agency shows Iran’s Qeshm Island, the largest island in the Persian Gulf.

Located just a few kilometres off the Iranian coast near the narrow Strait of Hormuz which separates the Persian Gulf to the west and the Gulf of Oman to the Southeast, Qeshm Island harbours the Hara Biosphere Reserve, the largest stretch of mangrove forest along the Persian Gulf shoreline.

The image was created by combining three Envisat radar images from 2009 – 7 May, 29 October and 3 December.

Source: European Space Agency

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