Saturday, December 15, 2012

Image of the week : Galešnak heart-shaped island

photo CNES

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 HHI nautical map (MK-14 Biograd / 1:100,000)

HHI map

Galešnak (also called Island of Love, Lover's Island, Otok za Zaljubljene) is located in the Pašman channel of the Adriatic, between the islands of Pašman and the town of Turanj on mainland Croatia.

The small heart-shaped island of Galešnjak is featured in this image acquired on 19 March 2010 by ALOS. The 500 m-wide island is situated off the Croatian coast in the Adriatic Sea, between the city of Turanj (visible in white stretching along Croatia’s mainland coast) and the Island of Pasman (bottom left).
Other visible islands include (left to right): Garmenjak (bottom), Mala Bisaga, Vela Bisaga, Ricul and Komornik.

It is one of the worlds few naturally occurring heart-shaped objects.

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