Lena delta blossoms into the Laptev Sea

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Published on 18 June 2019

Where the Lena River, one of Russia’s five longest waterways, flows into the Laptev Sea, it forms a unique delta of three million hectares, 6,500 km river branches, more than 30,000 lakes of varying sizes and over 1,500 islands.

Lena delta blossoms into the Laptev Sea

When seen from above, even in this false-colour 100 m image of PROBA-V, the water mosaic is enriched by the brightness of the tundra vegetation cover, a mix of nearly 1,000 species of vascular plants, grass, moss, lichen and algae species. The small larch grove, on one of the southern islands, is considered the northern most forest massif of northeast Eurasia.

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