February 26, 2014
(16 Nov. 2011) --- Parts of the U.S. and Mexico are seen in this image photographed by one of the Expedition 29 crew members from the International Space Station as it flew above the Pacific Ocean on Nov. 16, 2011. The Salton Sea is in the center of the frame, with the Gulf of Cortez, Mexico's Baja California and the Colorado River in the upper right quadrant. The Los Angeles Basin and Santa Catalina and San Clemente islands are at the bottom center edge of the image. Lake Mead and the Las Vegas area of Nevada even made it into the frame in the upper left quadrant.
Topics: Environment, Geography of Arizona, Geography of California, Geography of the United States, The Californias, Lake Mead, Colorado Plateau, Salton Sea, Baja California, Colorado desert, Gulf of California, Colorado River, Sonoran Desert