Baja California Sur – January 2nd, 2009
This image allows us to see both the eastern (along the Sea of Cortez, or Gulf of California) and the western (along the Pacific Ocean) coasts of Baja California Sur, Mexico.
On the eastern coast, we can see a more mountainous terrain, differing greatly from the flatter, greener western coast criss-crossed by several rivers.
The river that spills into the ocean near the large white cloud is the San Lucas River. Moving South, we can also see the San Tomás River, with more green vegetation hugging its banks.
Following the L-shaped land formation southward, we can see the small, semi-circular Santa Maria Bay on the Pacific side, and the San Carlos Maritime Canal leading into the larger Magdalena Bay.
The island on the southeastern side of Magdalena bay is Santa Margarita Island. On the other side of this island we have the Almeja Bay, into which the San Pedro River feeds.