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Magellan Street


Magellan Street
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Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 271 W: 0 N: 286] (3684)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1993-02-09
Categories: Ocean
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-10 9:28
Viewed: 5400
Points: 4
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Before cruising to the south to the Antartiv Peninsula we cross the Magellan Street. We had very bad weather conditions and nearly everybody was ill.

from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strait_of_Magellan):
The Strait of Magellan is a navigable sea route immediately south of mainland Chile, South America and north of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. The strait 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 inhospitable climate and the narrowness of the passage. It is about 4 km (2˝ miles) wide at its narrowest point.

Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese sailor in service to the Spanish King, became the first European to navigate the strait in 1520, during his global circumnavigation voyage. Because Magellan's ships entered it on November 1, All Saints' Day, it was originally named Estrecho de Todos los Santos (Strait of All Saints). Later the Spanish king changed the name to Estrecho de Magallanes in honor of Magellan. Since its discovery the Spanish Empire and the Kingdom of Chile saw it as its southern boundary. The first Spanish colonization attempt was led by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa who founded Nombre de Jesús and Rey Don Felipe on its northern shores. The cities suffered severe food shortages, and years afterwards in 1587 the English navigator Sir Thomas Cavendish landed at the site of Rey Don Felipe and found only ruins of the settlement. He renamed the place Port Famine. Other early explorers included Francis Drake among others.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-11 12:06]

Hola Achim,
habitat hostil,
sensacional pov y detalles...
buen trabajo amigo.
saludos

Hi Achim,

a nice image of the the Magellan street(strait) and of the mountains, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.

Pierre

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