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 (128)

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

Marcello Caponnetto on January 12, 2013

Fantastic work, well done!

---=XEON=--- on January 13, 2013

THanks you Bassam, radu bulubasa, Ilie Olar and james201 very much

Hadi Natureboy (Saba… on January 14, 2013

Wonderful shot. Colors made the ship like a slice of cake! LIke

Like dear friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

---=XEON=--- on January 15, 2013

Thanks you Sababoy and NIKOS1954 very much

Andrzej Orłowski on January 15, 2013

Very good photo.Like.Greetings ,Andrzej

votoja cz on January 16, 2013

Beautiful photo report - LIKE - Thanks for visiting - greetings from the Czech Republic - Jaroslav

---=XEON=--- on January 16, 2013

Thanks you Andrzej49 and votoja - CZ very much

---=XEON=--- on January 17, 2013

Thanks you moorteufel very much

jvsphoto on January 19, 2013

Impressive image! Greetz, Jos.

---=XEON=--- on January 20, 2013

Thanks you jvsphoto very much

Dušan Railfan on January 20, 2013

Beautiful shot,Like+Favorite!

Godo Nikolov on January 20, 2013

Amazing and unique composition! Wonderful photo! LIKE!!!

---=XEON=--- on January 21, 2013

Thanks you Dušan Le and godonikolov very much

sistuccio on January 21, 2013

A great shot with a beautiful composition!!!LIKE.Ciao,Dino

leo1383 on January 21, 2013

Like, well taken, very nice image, you have a beautiful gallery, I added in favorite photographers, greetings Leo

luky99ful on January 21, 2013

Fantastic view!LIKE!Luky.

---=XEON=--- on January 22, 2013

Thanks you sistuccio, leo1383 and luky9 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