Image of the Day: Akimiski Island on the Rebound

After being pressed down by the weight of glaciers during the last ice age, Akimiski Island in Canada's James Bay has gradually rebounded as the climate changed and the ice retreated. If you look closely, you can see the naturally terraced edges created as waves manipulated the coastline, which has varied over the years depending on the island's elevation and the sea level at that given time, said the U.S. Geological Survey

Credit: Landsat 5/USGS