Oblast Novosibirsk, Russia
The 100 m false-colour image of 16 November 2016 shows us the snowy landscape of Oblast Novosibirsk located in southwestern Siberia, Russia. The white spots and stripes in this image are frozen lakes. In the middle: Lake Chany, a basin of inland drainage and one of the largest lakes in Russia. It is a shallow, freshwater lake that has a fluctuating water level, which can change from season to season and year to year. A variety of ecosystems that surround the lake include a mixture of wetlands, salt marshes, and a mixture of birch and aspen forests.