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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)

Kicaj on January 2, 2013

Spectacular image LIKE :)


Greetings from Poland, Kicaj

---=XEON=--- on January 3, 2013

Thanks you Kicaj very much

Matthew Perks on January 4, 2013

Very effective use of colour (HDR?)in your images. Enjoyable gallery with some really interesting locations. Greetings from the UK, Matthew

---=XEON=--- on January 5, 2013

Yep, thanks you Matthew Perks very much, this is HDR, i think it is make some interesting atmosphere and colors

Thanh Nguyen Tran on January 5, 2013

Beautiful picture. Like Greetings, nguyentran

---=XEON=--- on January 6, 2013

Thanks you nguyentran very much

Alireza Javaheri on January 7, 2013


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---=XEON=--- on January 7, 2013

THanks you Alireza Javaheri very much

Anders T on January 7, 2013

It is a pity for the ships so disgracefully finishing the life! Unless for this purpose them built? Good truthful picture!

Bernard Chinappi on January 7, 2013

I LIKE it.

I will try to make my best in order to vote (for this one and / or more), not so easy ...

I am very happy for your visit and your comments. Thank you very much for them.



---=XEON=--- on January 8, 2013

Yep, thanks you Anders T and Chinappi very much, some of info about Santa Leonor you can see under the shot

Jörg R. on January 8, 2013

A very nice unusual view !


Best wishes , Willy

kiaksar on January 9, 2013

Места здесь красивые, но опасные, как я погляжу.


---=XEON=--- on January 9, 2013

Thanks you willytown and kiaksar very much

Vanni Lazzari on January 9, 2013

Molto bella, like. Saluti Vanni

Mircea_RAICU on January 9, 2013

Marvelous view , great show LIKE & Y* !
Mircea R.

---=XEON=--- on January 10, 2013

Thanks you Vanni Lazzari - VL E… and Mircea_RAICU very much

Bassam Jayousi on January 10, 2013

Amazing view !! Like

Kind regards, Bassam

Radu B_KeepPanoramio on January 10, 2013

Impressive ! I think this remember us how difficult is to navigate through that strait !


Best regards , Radu .

Ilie Olar on January 12, 2013

Nice photo! 12-41 YSL! Greetings from Romania, Ilie

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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