Missing NASA satellite images because the federal government shutdown? The European Space Agency has it covered with their "Observing Earth" series of photos. South Korea's Kompsat-2 satellite captured this image over the sand seas of the Namib Desert, Jan. 7, 2012. The blue and white area is the dry riverbed of the Tsauchab.
Namib Desert, May 10, 2013.
(European Space Agency)