Dragon Lake, Siberia

Nicknamed “Dragon Lake,” this body of water is formed by the Bratskove Reservoir, built along the Angara River in southern Siberia, near the city of Bratsk. This image was acquired in winter, when the lake is frozen.

This image was acquired by the Landsat satellite on December 19, 1999. This is a natural color composite image made using blue, green and red wavelengths.


Image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) EROS Data Center Satellite Systems Branch. Caption adapted from text provided by NASA's Earth Observatory. Source: NASA/USGS Landsat 7; NASA Earth Observatory.