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Lagoons in the "desert"

Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil. Composed of large, white, sweeping dunes, at first glance Lençóis Maranhenses looks like an archetypal desert. In fact it isn't actually a desert. Lying just outside the Amazon Basin, the region is subject to a regular rain season during the beginning of the year. The rains cause a peculiar phenomenon: fresh water collects in the valleys between sand dunes, spotting the desert with blue and green lagoons that reach their fullest between July and September.

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2013
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 28, 2014, 5:46 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D700
Focal Length: 14mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f5
ISO: ISO200
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