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Lençóis Maranhenses - Brazil's Lagoons Among The Dunes

By Gerard @presurfer
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When you first see it, Lençóis Maranhenses in northeastern Brazil appears much like a typical desert: sand - and lots of it. Yet closer inspection quickly reveals pools of water among the ridged hills of sand, lining the landscape with their rich hues of green and blue. One of the most visually contradictory sights on our planet, there are lagoons among the dunes.
In fact, strictly speaking, Lençóis Maranhenses is not even a desert. It is situated just outside of the Amazon Basin and it has a rainy season which helps to cause this strange phenomenon.The Presurfer

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