Natural Wonders of South Africa 1 – Fynbos
The Fynbos ecoregion belt of natural shrubland and heathland vegetation located in the Western Cape is a well-known for its exceptional degree of biodiversity and endemism, consisting of about 80% (8,500 fynbos) species of the Cape floral kingdom where nearly 6,000 of them are endemic.
The Landsat 8 image acquired 2016-08-04 shows a 432 natural colour composite (R: Red, G: Green, B: Blue) and 562 false colour composite (R: Near Infrared, G: Shortwave Infrared 1, B: Blue). The 562 false colour composite depicts healthy vegetation as red, water in shades of black and blue, snow in shades of pink and purple, and Fynbos in shades of green and brown.
Image credits: Produced at SANSA Earth Observation. Landsat imagery courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and U.S. Geological Survey.