Fed by multiple waterways, Brazil’s Negro River is the Amazon River’s largest
tributary. The mosiac of partially submerged islands visible in the channel
disappears when rainy season downpours raise the water level.
This image was acquired by Landsat 7’s
Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor.
Image provided by the
USGS EROS Data Center Satellite Systems
Branch as part of the Earth as Art II image series