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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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Comments (129)

janamare26 on December 24, 2012

Very good photo.Like.Greetings,Mirjana

---=XEON=--- on December 25, 2012

Thanks you janamare26 very much

Andrei Dan Suciu on December 25, 2012

May your Christmas be filled with joy and happiness. Best wishes for now and the coming year.

Laima Gūtmane (simka… on December 25, 2012

Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus un daudz laimes Jaunajā gadā! Sveicieni no Latvijas, ja esat tālu! simka :)

---=XEON=--- on December 26, 2012

Thanks you andreidan and Laima Gūtmane very much

Paldes Jums Laima Gūtmane, nee tagad seit. Jums ari Precigus Ziemassvetkus nad Laimigu Jaunu Gada

Méry 3°人~°。 on December 26, 2012

Très bien photographié, et une jolie photo que j'aime ! ;-)

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Je vous souhaite une bonne fin d'année et mes meilleurs vœux pour 2013, pour vous et votre famille.

 Amitiés de Cannes .fr

Méry 3°_人~° mes macro

---=XEON=--- on December 27, 2012

Thanks you Méry 3° 人~° ☨ and Antoni F very much

Nenad Obradovic on December 27, 2012

Very nice photo. L+F

---=XEON=--- on December 27, 2012

Many thanks you Nenad Obr

Leo W on December 27, 2012

impressive scene, well done HDR


Best wishes and health for the new Year,


Mathieu Lacomblez on December 28, 2012

Excellent shot with wonderful colors. I Like And Favorit. All my best wishes for this New Year. Mat

Małgorzata Kasiewicz on December 28, 2012

Beautiful composition!


Greetings, Małgorzata:)

---=XEON=--- on December 30, 2012

Thanks you LeoW, M.Lacomblez60 and Małgorzata Kasiewicz very much

Stathis Xionidis on December 30, 2012

fantastic seascape at the end of the World., interesting scene and shot my friend.Well done.LIKE

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013.Stathis

---=XEON=--- on December 31, 2012

Thanks you Stathis Chionidis very much

Valerio Manassero on January 1, 2013

Beautiful photo! Like! I wish you a happy new year 2013! Greetings from Italy!

---=XEON=--- on January 1, 2013

Thanks you Valerio Manassero very much

zanot10 - NO VIEWS on January 1, 2013

Very good photo! LIKE!

Happy New Year!

Best regards Z.

Dezso Biczo © on January 2, 2013

Terrific photo, Great shot!

LIKE 30.

 My friendly greeting, Dezső

---=XEON=--- on January 2, 2013

Thanks you zanot10 and Dezso Biczo very much

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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