Louisiade Archipelago #
Shown in the center of this satellite image is Tagula, the largest island in the archipelago. Most of the island is densely covered in lowland rainforest, but clearing for agricultural land is widespread around the perimeter, especially in the northwest. The shallow waters covering an extensive network of reefs are electric blue.
A sinuous channel of deep, clear water (left center) connects a partially enclosed lagoon north of Tagula Island with the bay south of Yeina Island.