Cabarete Bay, Dominican Republic
August 8, 2004
The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea. The island has a variety of ecosystems ranging from arid plains to tropical rain forests created by three roughly parallel east-west mountain ranges. The northernmost of these ranges, the Cordillera Septentrional, is visible in this astronaut photograph as the dark green region north of the river. Clearcut regions within the Cordillera Septentrional are visible as irregular light green regions interspersed with dark green forested areas.
Topics: Environment, Hospitality Recreation, Cordillera Septentrional, Hispaniola, Dominican Republic, Geography of the Dominican Republic, Cabarete Bay, Cabarete