This Satellite Image Looks Like a Cartoon Landscape

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Depending on how you look at this image, it's either a striking view of Western Sahara, or a cartoon mountain, backed by blue sky and shrouded in cloud.

Obviously it's the former, but the latter really appeals to the child in me. The photographs was actually taken by Expedition 40 Commander Steve Swanson on May 23rd from the International Space Station. "Western Sahara – the contrast between the sand and the water is spectacular from here," he explained. [NASA]