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Florida Peninsula (NASA).



Image North America

The Great Lakes, U.S.A. and Canada June 1991 (above). Portions of all five Great Lakes, the largest combined body of fresh water in the world [covering an area of 95 000 square miles (246 050 kmē)], can be seen in this high-oblique, northeast-looking photograph. Lake Michigan alone covers an area of 22 300 square miles (57 755 kmē). This lake can be seen in the center of the photograph, with Chicago on its southwestern shore. The Great Lakes were formed about 12 000 years ago at the end of the ice age, when glacier-carved lake basins were filled with meltwater. The lakes are interconnected by straits, short rivers, and canals. Water from the Great Lakes exits at the eastern end of Lake Ontario into the Saint Lawrence River, which flows on eastward into the Atlantic Ocean (NASA).




Bahamas (right) - New Providence Island (left center), where the capital city of the Bahamas, Nassau is located, is 34 km long and 11 km wide and covers an area of 207 kmē. Nassau is the commercial and social center of the Bahamas. The city has a large and beautiful harbor. Nassau has a warm, healthful climate, and a colorful atmosphere that makes the city a favorite winter resort. Eleuthera Island (right half) is 133 km long and 3 km wide, and covers an area of 425 kmē. The island is generally flat and has no rivers. There are many mangrove swamps, brackish lakes, coral reefs and shoals, and miles of fine sandy beaches.

Eleuthera, which means "freedom" in Greek, was one of the first of the Bahama Islands to be colonized. The darker blue water of the Northeast Providence Channel (this is part of the Grand Bahama Submarine Canyon) is visible across the top portion of the image. The extreme southern portion of the Berry Islands, are discernible in the upper-left portion of the image. Covering the lower center portion of the image are the dark blue waters of Exuma Sound (NASA).

Geographic Guide - Images of the Planet Earth, Photos of United States of America, Canada, The Bahamas



Image Mexico


Great Lakes


Globe North America



The Bahamas






Florida Keys


Gulf of Mexico




Arctic Region


Maps America







The Bahamas