Kamchatka Peninsula, Northeastern Russia
|IMAGE 1: The 750-mile-long (1,250-kilometer) Kamchatka Peninsula, part of Russia's territory north of Japan, contains at least a dozen active volcanoes. In image 1, ash from volcanic eruptions has made the snow on the eastern slopes a dark gray. In image 2, green reveals low elevations, white high elevations, and browns mid-range elevations. Click here to see an erupting volcano on this peninsula.
Courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC