Smyth Channel - SS Santa Leonor - Magellan Strait - 2012

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Smyth Channel is a principal Patagonia channel. Its south arm is the southward continuation of the Sarmiento Channel and is located in Magallanes y Antártica Chilena Region. The kawésqar people lived along its coast for thousands of years. More information on

Ship built as transport for the U.S. Navy and configured for 575 crew and 1740 passengers. Her military career took place in the Pacific carrying troops and wounded. At the time of the accident she was travelling from Rio de Janeiro to Vancouver (Canada), under the command of Captain Donald Johnson and governed by the Chilean pilot Ernest Ruiz Muñoz. She hit a reef at SW of Isabel Island, then drifted to Adelaide island where she laid on the starboard side. Shipwreck attributed to a navigational error. More information on

The Strait of Magellan (also called the Straits of Magellan or the Magellanic Strait) is a navigable sea route immediately south of mainland South America and north of Tierra del Fuego. The waterway is the most important natural passage between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, but it is considered a difficult route to navigate because of the unpredictable winds and currents and the narrowness of the passage. More information on

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Karim Jafari on December 22, 2012

Beautiful photos, very good, I like...Thank you very much .Merry Christmas and happy New Year 2013, .Best wishes and kind greetings from IRAN

& on December 22, 2012

very nice, very very interesting!! like

Hollis chen on December 22, 2012

very Nice capture and good photo..LIKE

Gyula Kaszás on December 22, 2012

Beautiful! LIKE!

hamdija kresevljakov… on December 22, 2012

I'm not a sailor, but so far I understood that this passage is very fucked up. I was amesed with the story of the cruiser Dresden that lurked in these waters during the first world war.

Giovanni-Casadio on December 22, 2012

Splendido scenario....LIKE.

Saluti e buona serata.

ANGEL, EL ALFA III on December 22, 2012

Espectacular foto. Like 6. Saludos desde Madrid, España

eisenfred for peace on December 23, 2012

very Nice capture and good photo..LIKE

Ivan Logvinov on December 23, 2012

Отличное фото!

---=XEON=--- on December 23, 2012

Thanks you all again kjoj-karim, &, shijin0610, Kaszás Gyula, hamdija_k, Giovanni-Casadio, ANGEL, EL ALFA III, eisenfred, Mirk0 and ChiefTech very much

Merz_René on December 23, 2012

Excellent framed, YSL

Merry Christmas and happy new Year, René

makis-GREECE ® on December 23, 2012

Φανταστική εικόνα!

Αρέσει και αγαπημένη!

Εύχομαι σε σένα και την οικογένειά σου, Καλά Χριστούγεννα και ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Έτος 2013!!!

Χαιρετίσματα από Αθήνα! Μάκης

Volkert Weidl on December 23, 2012

Ansprechende Bildgestaltung und Farben, ♥ & ✰! Frohe Weihnachten, Gesundheit und viel Glück im Neuen Jahr und schöne Grüße vom Mittelrhein, Volkert

Christos Theodorou on December 23, 2012

Wonderful capture. Greetings from Athens.

Sergey Sm on December 23, 2012

The beautiful and interesting photo! Like 16 + Fav 7! Best wishes!

Pablo Cruz on December 24, 2012

LIke! Nice colorful! :D

---=XEON=--- on December 24, 2012

Thanks you MerzRené, makis-GREECE ®, Volkert Weidl, georgesfeelgood, Christos Theodorou, sergey.s and Pecg17 very much

Guizel J.c on December 24, 2012

Fantastic shot



---=XEON=--- on December 24, 2012

Thanks you guizel very much again

janamare26 on December 24, 2012

Very good photo.Like.Greetings,Mirjana

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 22, 2012
  • Attribution
    by ---=XEON=---
    • Camera: EX-H20G
    • Taken on 2012/09/29 14:30:07
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 25.89mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.590
    • ISO Speed: ISO80