St. Lucia Estuary, South Africa
November 8, 2004
The Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park is a United Nations World Heritage Site located on the Indian Ocean coast of South Africa near the borders with Mozambique and Swaziland. The park encompasses several different conservation areas (marked with yellow lines) centered on Lake St. Lucia, its tidal estuary, neighboring game reserves, and the St. Lucia Marine Reserve, which extends offshore into the Mozambique Strait (image right). The oldest of the reserves within this park, St. Lucia Game Reserve, was established in 1895. The image above was created from data collected by the Landsat 7 satellite's Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) instrument.
Topics: Environment, Umfolozi River, ISimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa, Maputaland coastal forest mosaic, Landsat 7, Landsat program, Thematic Mapper, Saint Lucia, Earth, Geography, Nature