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Akimiski Island in Icy James Bay, Canada

52.3N 80.4W

April 24th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Canada - April 15th, 2011

Ice covers most of James Bay, the southern extension of the Hudson Bay along the shores of the provinces of Ontario (left) and Quebec (right), Canada.

The ice appears thickest along the shoreline and framing the northern half of Akimiski Island (near the left shores of the bay). In the full image, many cracks can be seen in the ice in the rest of the bay. The only large ice-free area is south of Akimiski Island.

Several rivers appear as white lines across the snow-dusted landscape of the mainland. Three of the main rivers observable here (from northwest to southeast) are the Albany River, the Attawapiskat River and the Moose River.


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