This stretch of Iceland’s northern coast resembles a tiger’s head complete with stripes of orange, black, and white. The tiger’s mouth is the great Eyjafjörður, a deep fjord that juts into the mainland between steep mountains. The name means “island fjord,” derived from the tiny, tear-shaped Hrísey Island near its mouth. The ice-free port city of Akureyri lies near the fjord’s narrow tip, and is Iceland’s second largest population center after the capital, Reykjavík. ~USGSDownload this image from USGS (7800 x 8400 px, 39.7 MB). View all the USGS Earth as Art Galleries: Gallery 1, Gallery 2, Gallery 3, Gallery 4.
Landsat 7 is the seventh satellite of the Landsat program. Launched on April 15, 1999, Landsat 7’s primary goal is to refresh the global archive of satellite photos, providing up-to-date and cloud-free images. ~Wikipedia
Landsat 7 orbits the Earth every 99 minutes in a near-polar, sun-synchronous orbit. The satellite provides complete coverage of the Earth every 16 days.