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Frozen James Bay and Icy Akimiski Island, Canada

52.1N 80.1W

April 4th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Canada - March 30th, 2011

James Bay, the southern extension of the Hudson Bay, is still mostly covered in ice in this early spring image of Canada. The land west of the bay is part of the province of Ontario, while that to the east belongs to Quebec.

While an apparently thick sheet of ice surrounds Akimiski Island and lines the shores of the bay, the ice is the upper part of the image is cracking (see full image).

The snow dusting the shoreline highlights several frozen rivers, including (from northwest to southeast) the Albany River, the Attawapiskat River and the Moose River.

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