Satellite Image, Photo of Guyana

This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image shows a few scattered fires (red dots) in Guyana.
Source: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Satellite Image, Photo of Georgetown, Essequibo River Mouth, Guyana

Georgetown, Essequibo River Mouth, Guyana August 1985. The mouth of the sediment-laden Essequibo River is visible in this west-looking view. The Essequibo River, the longest river in Guyana at 600 miles (995 km) long, rises in the Guiana Highlands near the Brazilian border. The river flows northward to the Atlantic Ocean and there are rapids and waterfalls along most of its course. East of the Essequibo is the smaller Demerara River (near center of image), which is 200 miles (320 km) long and rises in the Guiana Highlands of eastern Guyana. The river is navigable for ocean-going vessels inland to the port city of Mackenzie (not visible on image), an important exporting center for bauxite and kaolin. Georgetown, the capital city of Guyana, is on the east bank of the Demerara River at the Atlantic seacoast..
Source: National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA/JPL/NIMA

Satellite Image, Photo of Essequibo River, Guyana

Essequibo River, Guyana September 1995. Even though cloud cover obscures approximately fifty percent of the landscape in this image, the delta of the Essequibo River is almost cloud free (near center). The light-colored, streamlining effect at the mouth of the river vividly depicts the sediment pattern and extent of its discharge into the Atlantic Ocean. East of this broad estuary, the smaller sediment plume of the Demerara River is visible as it also empties northward into the Atlantic Ocean (lower right quadrant). Georgetown, Guyana’s capital city and chief port, is located along the northeast shore of the larger estuary. Approximately 90 percent of Guyana’s estimated 750,000 people live along the agriculturally rich coastal plain. Linear patterns along the coast reflect land ownership boundaries (field boundaries, mainly sugar and cotton plantations) and numerous canals that interconnect the coastal plains. The extensive area of deep red colors inland in this color infrared image shows the tropical rainforest zone that characterizes most of the interior of Guyana..
Source: National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA/JPL/NIMA