Paraná River Delta, Argentina
The Paraná River delta is a forested marshland about 32 kilometers northeast of Buenos Aires and has a vast labyrinth of marsh and trees. The delta is home to a number of rare birds and has become a popular bird-watching destination. It is also home to marsh deer, jaguars, neotropical river otters, coypu and capybara rodents, and the Pampas cat. The Paraná flows north-south and forms an alluvial basin before it empties into the Río de la Plata. This Landsat 7 image from 2000 highlights the striking contrast between dense forest, wetland marshes, and the deep blue ribbon of the Paraná River.