Commander Islands, Bering Sea
November 19, 2007
The Commander Islands, in Russian "Komandorskiye Ostrova," float east of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Bering Sea. This true-color Terra MODIS image from May 3, 2005, shows the tiny islands covered in bright white snow against the deep black open water. The islands - Bering island in the west and Mednyi Island in the east - support a small population of Russians and Aleuts that supports itself on fishing and hunting whales. Bering Island lies on the International Timeline, and both tend to be foggy and experience earthquakes.
Topics: Environment, Kamchatka Krai, Aleutian Islands, Geography, Preobrazhenskoye, Kamchatka Oblast, Medny Island, Bering Island, Commander Islands, Vitus Bering, Aleut, Seas, Kamchatka Peninsula, Bering Sea