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Spot 5 Satellite Image - Everglades National Park, United States


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Everglades National Park is a U.S. National Park in Florida that protects the southern 20 percent of the original Everglades. In the United States, it is the largest tropical wilderness, the largest wilderness of any kind east of the Mississippi River, and is visited on average by one million people each year. It is the third-largest national park in the lower 48 states after Death Valley and Yellowstone. It has been declared an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site, and a Wetland of International Importance, one of only three locations in the world to appear on all three lists. Although most U.S. national parks preserve unique geographic features, Everglades National Park was the first created to protect a fragile ecosystem. The Park is the most significant breeding ground for tropical wading birds in North America, contains the largest mangrove ecosystem in the western hemisphere, is home to 36 threatened or protected species including the Florida panther, the American crocodile, and the West Indian manatee, and supports 350 species of birds, 300 species of fresh and saltwater fish, 40 species of mammals, and 50 species of reptiles. The majority of South Florida's fresh water, which is stored in the Biscayne Aquifer, is recharged in the park.

Vladivostok is the city and port in the Asian part of Russia, the largest city in the Russian Far East. In September 2012 in Vladivostok on the Russian Island APEC CEO Summit took place where the meetings of the heads and representatives of more than 20 economies of the Asia-Pacific region were realized. The summit main objects were the bridge across the Golden Horn and the bridge to the Russian Island, as well as the Far Eastern Federal University. The Russian Bridge (in the center of space image) is the second highest bridge in the world with the height of 324 meters. In creation moment it had the world's largest span among the guyed bridges with the length of 1104 meters. The image was obtained from Spot 6 high spatial resolution satellite (Airbus Defence and Space).

Doha is the city on the Persian Gulf coast, the capital and the biggest city of Qatar Arabic state. The small state Qatar in the South-West Asia has been undergo ever since it got the independence from UK in 1971. And all became with the large oil and gas deposits detection allowed the state to become the largest exporter of such natural resources and turn to powerful regional empire. From this time, the country began to prosper in following: amazing skyscrapers, luxurious hotels, huge trade centers, vivid artificial islands and many other sights were built only in 40 years. The image is obtained from high resolution Spot-6 satellite (AirBus DS and Space Company).

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain of Africa and potentially active stratovolcano at the north-east of Tanzania, as the highest point of Africa above the sea level (5895 meters). In 2003 the scientists concluded the liquated lava was situated only in 400 meters under the main crest crater and there are the fears the volcano may crashed in any moment that will occur the great eruption. Snow top covered the pick of mountain for 11000 years from the last Ice period are melting quickly. For the last 100 years the snow and ice volume decreased more than at 80 %. In 2002 many experts forecasted the full disappearing of the glacier during 15 years. In March of 2005 the data announced the pick had got free from ice for the first time of last 11000 years. The image was obtained from new Spot 7 high resolution satellite by Airbus DS which successfully completed all testing program in 2014. During the test on the orbit the space imageries high quality and precision were confirmed. The characteristics of both the satellite and the images obtained are fully corresponded to the high quality as the Spot 6 satellite launched earlier.

Entertainment Starry Sea Park and the adjacent square is one of the biggest in the world in Dalian city, Chinese People’s Republic. Named as Dalniy the Dalian city was founded by the Russians in 1898 at the rented area of China. Russia spent 30 million golden rubles to build the city (about 11.5 milliards of present Russian rubles). Construction took about 7 years. By its architectural and planning advantages Dalniy stood out not among the cities of Chinese and Eastern railway but by the Russian specialists opinion of that time it was only planned beautiful and interesting among the Russian cities. For that times well equipped and mechanized port accepted for the ocean ships and in a short time took the second place (after Shanghai) by freight turnover at all continental coast from the Sea of Okhotsk to the South China Sea. The images was obtained from the high resolution TH-1 satellite by BSEI.

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