Namaqualand in South Africa is known as the "gem of the Northern Cape." Portions of this
area were turned into a national park in 1999 to preserve the abundant wildlife and
brilliant wildflowers native to the area.
This image was acquired by
Landsat 7's Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus
(ETM+) sensor on August 23, 2000. This is a false-color composite image made using shortwave
infrared, infrared, and green wavelengths. The image has also been sharpened using the sensor's