Astronaut Takuya Onishi captured from ISS the Volga River Delta in Russia. Europe’s longest 3,700m Volga River sources from Valdai Hills, winds and finally drains into the Caspian Sea.

Credit: Takuya Onishi, JAXA
Credit: Takuya Onishi, JAXA

Caspian Sea is shallow at the estuary of Volga River which creates broad area of delta with 160km wide around Astrakhan. The rich estuary is the only place in Russia where pelicans, flamingos, and lotuses may be found.

The scenery on the ground looks like this.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Takuya Onishi’s Post
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