Water is one of the most precious resources on our planet, and it plays a vital role in sustaining life. As we observe World Water Day, it's important to remember the critical role that water plays in our lives and to appreciate the beauty of the many destinations around the world that are defined by their relationship to water.
From serene lakes and rivers to majestic waterfalls and stunning coastlines, water has the power to inspire us. In this blog post, we will showcase different places and locations around the world that are defined by their water features as seen from space using the European Space Agency Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite.
Let's explore 10 breathtaking destinations that show the beauty of water and remind us of its vital importance to our planet:
With its crystal-clear turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, the Maldives is a paradise on earth.
This stunning park is home to sixteen interconnected lakes, all with crystal-clear water and cascading waterfalls.
One of the world's largest waterfalls, Victoria Falls is a natural wonder that must be seen to be believed.
This UNESCO World Heritage site boasts thousands of limestone islands and islets rising from the emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Tonkin
With its sparkling blue lakes, glaciers, and mountain peaks, Banff is a stunning destination for nature lovers.
With its crystal-clear turquoise waters and picturesque island with a church, Lake Bled is a popular destination for nature lovers.
Known for its stunning natural beauty, Milford Sound is a fjord in New Zealand's South Island with towering peaks and cascading waterfalls.
This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to some of the world's most spectacular waterfalls, set amid a lush tropical rainforest.
Located in the Andaman Sea, these stunning islands are home to clear blue waters, coral reefs, and abundant marine life.
The world's largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef is home to a dazzling array of marine life and stunningly clear waters.