Fuente de Piedra, a saltwater lagoon in southern Spain, is an important breeding site for thousands of flamingos. In 2023, the shallow wetland nearly completely dried up, leaving little space for the birds. Only a few dozen birds were seen on the lagoon this year, a situation that could impact tourism.
This spring was much hotter and drier than normal, and the above average temperatures persisted throughout the summer.
Landsat shows water as dark blue. Brighter colors are caused by higher reflectivity of shallow water and salts and minerals in the water.
Landsat provides a consistent worldwide record for understanding landscape changes as they occur.