The Mississippi Swampland Like You've Never Seen it Before

By Jamie Condliffe on at

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]