Earth Art: 'Delicate fingerprints of water'

ImaGeo iconImaGeoBy Tom YulsmanNov 17, 2015 11:46 PM


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A view from the International Space Station of a region of Oman about 12 miles to the west-northwest of Hamra Al Drooa. (Source: Kjell Lindgren/NASA) I spotted this stunning image on Instagram this morning, and I just had to share it. Make sure to click on it to see an enlarged version. Shot by NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren aboard the International Space Station on Nov. 11, 2015, it shows a desert region of Oman dissected in a beautiful filagree pattern by dry water-courses. On Twitter, Lindgren described it this way: "The delicate fingerprints of water imprinted on the sand. The #StoryOfWater." For the exact location of this spectacular example of Earth art, click here.

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