Heart of Voh, New Caledonia

Mangrove swamps along the coast of New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific Ocean are pictured in this false-colour satellite image. The heart-shaped formation – known as the ‘Heart of Voh’ for its proximity to the Voh commune – is a natural structure caused by changes in vegetation cover. This image was captured by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute’s Kompsat-2 satellite on 1 April 2009.