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A Delta Oasis in Kazakhstan

The rich mosaic of reeds, ponds, and meadows of the Ili River Delta offer habitat for hundreds of species. 


  • NASA Earth Observatory image by Lauren Dauphin, using VIIRS data from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership.

  • NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey.

  • Image of the Day story by Adam Voiland: 

  • Adaptation of images and text to ViewSpace by Margaret W. Carruthers and Dani Player 

  • Music from Music for Nonprofits


All narration is presented in text form within the video. In addition, a full transcript will be available in the Library in the near future. Check back soon!