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Great Lakes of North Amerian Partially Surrounded by Snow

47.7N 86.9W

March 12th, 2012 Category: Lakes

USA - March 11th, 2012

This image focuses on the Great Lakes of North American, consisting of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron (from left to right), Erie (lower right corner), and Ontario (far right in the full image), they form the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth comprising 21% of the world’s surface fresh water.

The lakes are shared by the USA and Canada. Of the five lakes, Lake Michigan is the only one that is located entirely within the United States. Here, snow can be seen dusting the landscape around the lakes, particularly on the Canadian side of the border. In the full image, a few bays in the northern parts of Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron are frozen. Lake Nipigon, a smaller, rounded lake in Canada north of Lake Superior, is also covered in ice.

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