[Desert and Sea: Visions of Baja California - El Desierto y el Mar: Imagenes de Baja California]  Imágen Satelital de la Península de Baja California y el golfo de California See Spanish version

Composite satellite image of North America Composite satellite image of North America and the eastern Pacific Ocean
The continents are the visible parts of Earth's crustal plates that, like great floating puzzle pieces, get pushed around, torn, wrinkled, and recombined. Here, the northwestward drift of the Pacific Plate is tearing the Baja California peninsula from the Mexican mainland.

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