The HRSC on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft obtained this colour image on 25 December 2004 during orbit 1201 with a ground resolution of approximately 12.1 metres per pixel.
The scene shows the region of Ismenicus Lacus, about 77 kilometres wide in the north and 63 kilometres wide in the south, about 845 kilometres in length, and centred approximately at 25° East and 40° North.
The image represents a transitional region on the surface separating the heavily cratered highlands in the south part and the smooth plains in the north. The dissected terrain contains a series of mesas (isolated high plateau) and buttes (a small flat topped hill).
This image was created by ESA Science from data contained in the Mars Express public archive. The selected colour scheme is an interpretation based on the original raw data.