Beautiful River Deltas Photographed from above Appear like the Blood Vessels of Earth

Beautiful river deltas flow across our planet, largely going unnoticed both for the incredibly complexity and the benefits they have for over 500 million people around the world. They play the important role of distributing sediment from rivers to the shorelines.

It is estimated that 1 out of 15 of the world’s population lives and works on one of 40 major deltas across the globe. When viewed from space their true scale is revealed and they appear like the major arteries and blood vessels of earth.

Bijagos archipelago, West Africa

The Gulf of Papua, Papua New Guinea

The Lena Delta, Russia

The delta in Ganges River, Bangladesh

Mississippi Delta in Louisiana, United States

Shanghai, China

Khatanga River delta in Siberia, Russia

Bombetoka Bay, Madagascar

Betsiboka estuary in Madagascar

The delta in Ganges River, Bangladesh

Cairo, Egypt

Lena delta in Russia – false colouring highlights the varying landscape.

The Volga Delta, Russia

The Yukon river delta, Alaska

Photographs by barcroftmedia

via DailyMail

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