Astronaut Luca Parmitano captured from ISS Lake Tengiz, Kazakhstan.

Credit: Luca Parmitano, ESA, NASA

Tengiz Lake (Теңіз көлі) is a saline lake in north-central part of Kazakhstan. Its eastern shore is deeply indented and includes the Tengizi Islands. Lake Tengiz is an important wetland site for birds. It is a part of a Ramsar wetland site of international importance, the Tengiz-Korgalzhyn Lake System. 318 species of birds have been recorded at Lake Tengiz, 22 of which are endangered. It is the most northerly nesting site for the Greater flamingo; in the years 2006-2011 around 45,000 members of that species were noted.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Silk Road ADVENTURES

Reference: Luca Parmitano’s Tweet
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