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Arctic Islands, Peninsulas, Bays and Straits of Nunavut Province, Canada

68.9N 97.6W

August 9th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Canada - August 5th, 2011

The many islands visible in this image are located in northern Canada, in the province of Nunavut. Visible at the center is King William Island, in Nunavut’s the Kitikmeot Region. It forms part of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. In area it is between 12516 km2 and 13111 km2.

King William Island is separated from the Boothia Peninsula by the James Ross Strait and the Rae Strait. To the west is the Victoria Strait and beyond it Victoria Island. Within the Simpson Strait is Todd Island, and beyond it to the south is the Adelaide Peninsula, and the Queen Maud Gulf lies to the southwest.

East of King William Island is the Brodeur Peninsula, an uninhabited headland on Baffin Island in Nunavut’s Qikiqtaaluk Region. It is located on the northwestern part of the island and is bounded by Prince Regent Inlet, Lancaster Sound, and Admiralty Inlet. The peninsula is connected to the rest of Baffin Island by a narrow isthmus.

Between King William Island and the Boothia Peninsula, and the Brodeur Peninsula and Baffin Island, is the Gulf of Boothia. It is bounded by the Melville Peninsula and the Canadian mainland to the south; to the north it leads into Prince Regent Inlet and Lancaster Sound.

Islands of the Chonos Archipelago, Chile

45.1S 73.9W

March 25th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Chile - February 25th, 2010

Chile - February 25th, 2010

Chonos Archipelago (in Spanish: Archipiélago de los Chonos), south of Chiloé Island,  is a series of low, mountainous, elongated islands with deep bays that are traces of a drowned Chilean Coast Range.

Most of the islands are forested, with little or no human settlement. The deep Moraleda Channel separates the islands of the Chonos Archipelago from the mainland of Chile and from Magdalena Island.

All of the islands are part of the Aisén Region. The largest are Melchor Island, Benjamin Island, Traiguen Island, Riveros Island, Cuptana Island, James Island, Victoria Island, Simpson Island, Level Island, and Luz Island.

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