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Chaunskaya Bay #

Chaunskaya Bay
Image courtesy of USGS., under PD
Vivid colors and bizarre shapes come together in an false-color satellite image that could be an imaginative illustration for a fantasy story. This labyrinth of exotic features is present along the edge of the Chaunskaya Bay (vivid blue half circle) in northeastern Siberia.

Two major rivers, the Chaun and Palyavaam, flow into the bay, which in turn opens into the Arctic Ocean. Ribbon lakes and bogs are present throughout the area, created by depressions left by receding glaciers.