Geo-Pict of the Day

13 08 2008

Today’s Geo-Pict is from NASA’s Earth as Art series, a striking satellite image of Lake Disappointment in Western Australia.

Lake Disappointment is an ephemeral salt lake that covers approximately 370,650 acres on the edge of Western Australia’s Gibson Desert. Explorer Frank Hann supposedly named the lake in 1897 after following a number of creeks that he thought would lead to a large lake. They did, but the lake’s extremely salty water was not drinkable.

Lake Disappointment, Australia

Lake Disappointment, Australia

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