Auckland Islands, south of New Zealand

Long fingers of dark ocean water protrude into Auckland Island, 350 miles (563 km) south of New Zealand. The fjords were cut into the volcanic island by glaciers. Discovered in 1806, the island is known for the number of ships that wrecked on its shores as a result of strong currents, rough seas, and poor visibility in the surrounding South Pacific Ocean. Today, the island is a nature reserve and refuge for birds and sea lions. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image of the island on May 12, 2004.
Source: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Por Mapas Owje