July 4, 2004
Massive sand dunes have been swept between rock outcroppings in the barren Libyan Desert. Only a handful of oases lie scattered across this especially arid section of the vast Sahara Desert. This scene was acquired by the ASTER instrument on NASA's Terra satellite on March 2, 2002. Image provided by the USGS EROS Data Center Satellite Systems Branch as part of the Earth as Art II image series.
Topics: Biogeography, Physical geography, Geography, Libyan desert, Dune, Palearctic, Deserts and xeric shrublands, Libya, Sahara