The banks of the mighty Mississippi river are usually lush and green but in this image, captured by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2A, radar imaging shows vegetation in bright red. There’s a lot of vegetation.
The grey color, on the other hand, shows water. Beyond the winding river itself, you can make out a series of what are referred to as ‘bayous’: slow-moving streams or rivers, marshy lake or wetland, full of wildlife. [ESA]