NASA Announces Winner of Satellite Best World Photography Contest


In the World Tournament competition held on the 20th anniversary of NASA’s World Observatory, the best Earth photo taken from the satellite was voted. The eye-catching ocean view shot in the Bahamas became the winner of the contest.

A satellite photo of the Bahamas, an island country, was chosen as the best image the NASA World Observatory has achieved. NASA’s World Observatory opened the most popular images of the World Observatory to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its foundation, as well as the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, with a contest called the World Tournament. The photo titled “Ocean Sand, Bahamas” (Ocean Sand, Bahamas) was chosen first by more than 56,000 people in the voting held in 5 rounds.

The photo, taken from the Landsat 7 satellite, combines blue and green seaweeds in shallow areas of the ocean with ocean waves. “The tides and ocean currents in the Bahamas shaped the sand and seaweed beds with these multicolored, grooved patterns, as the winds shaped the vast dunes in the Sahara Desert,” the observatory said.

First Bahamas photo selected by NASA

According to the NASA World Observatory, the photo was taken in 2001, and was previously the second in the 10th anniversary photography contest. The photo of the Bahamas left behind the ‘Where the Dunes End’ (below) showing the 26 thousand square kilometers north of the Namib sand dunes of Africa (66), taking 66% of the votes.

Bahamas Tourism Minister Joy Jibrilu said he is very pleased that so many people are connected to the image. The minister added that people who saw the photo received many promises to visit the Bahamas. The first place in photography was welcomed in the country whose economy came to a halt due to the epidemic.

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