Anyone representing Chile🇨🇱?
The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over Patagonia, a wild region at the southern tip of South America on the border between Chile and Argentina.
The arm of water on the right of the image is part of the Strait of Magellan, named after the famous Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, who discovered this natural passage during the first circumnavigation of the globe (1519–1522). Magellan's boats came from the Atlantic Ocean, passed through these narrow and treacherous waters and reached a “peaceful sea”, our modern “Pacific Ocean”. At the centre of the image is the Brunswick Peninsula, with the Strait of Magellan on the right and two large inland sounds on the left: Seno Otway in the southwest and Seno Skyring, partially covered by clouds, in the northwest. The two lakes at the centre of Brunswick Peninsula are Laguna Cabeza de Mar (blue, on the right) and Laguna del Toro (green, on the left). The biggest island in the strait, 3.5 km east of the narrowest part of Brunswick Peninsula is Isabel Island, the first place in Patagonia where sheepherding was practiced at large-scale. To the east and southeast of Isabel Island we find two littler islands, Marta Island (in the north) and Magdalena Island (in the south). Both islands have an interesting ecosystem including sea elephants and many species of sea birds. Most notably, Magdalena Island is home to a large colony of “Magellan penguins”. In 1982, Chile instituted "Los Pingüinos Natural Monument" to preserve the ecosystems of both Magdalena and Marta islands.
This image was captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite on 20 May 2017. •
Copyright: contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO