Facing the Tide

Earth As Art 6 satellite image - "Facing the Tide"

Detailed Description

Rupert Bay, an arm of James Bay, extends into Quebec, Canada. Many rivers carry sediment into the bay and combine with seawater coming in from the tide. A prominent sediment stream extends past Stag Island and a vortex curls off Stag Rock in the middle of the bay. Sediment trails off the islands toward the mainland, indicating the tide was coming in at the time of image acquisition.

  • Collection: Earth As Art 6
  • Source: Landsat 8
  • Download: JPG TIF


Image Dimensions: 3900 x 4200

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US