This Envisat image features the Kuwait islands of Warbah and Bubiyan, located at the head of the Persian Gulf.
What appears to be water across the top and right side of the image (lilac, green and blue) is land. The brighter yellow, aqua and pink colours represent water. Here, the water currents in these channels can be observed thanks to the radar imagery as they flow out into the gulf.
The image was created by combining three Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) acquisitions (22 August 2009, 26 September 2009 and 31 October 2009) taken over the same area. The colours in the image result from variations in the surface that occurred between acquisitions.