Lencois Maranhenses National Park Of Brazil With Sandy Dunes And Natural Pools

Brazilian National Park Lensoyc Maranenses (Lençóis Maranhenses), is translated from Portuguese means “washing Maranhao.” Maranhao – Brazilian state where the desert and linen locals call the desert because the bright sand reminiscent of top stretched to dry clothes. To preserve this unique desert in 1981 was awarded the status of National Park. On a total area of about 1,000 square meters. km denied entry of private cars.

Lencois Maranhenses National Park Of Brazil With Sandy Dunes And Natural Pools

After the rainy season, these pools are home to many species of fish, turtles and clams. The mystery in this story lies in the fact that when the pools are fill up, life comes back again, as if they never left this place. One of the hypotheses to explain this phenomenon, so that the eggs of fish and crabs are saved by burrowing into the sand, until the return of the rainy season. In addition to the white dunes and the lost lagoons in the National Park Lençóis Maranenses grow mangroves, in the wilds inhabited by deer, golden hares and other animals in the flood plains of rivers and lakes with crabs and caimans. flickr/HOSSAIN AHMAD

Lencois Maranhenses National Park Of Brazil With Sandy Dunes And Natural Pools

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Lencois Maranhenses National Park Of Brazil With Sandy Dunes And Natural Pools

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Lencois Maranhenses National Park Of Brazil With Sandy Dunes And Natural Pools

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Lencois Maranhenses National Park Of Brazil With Sandy Dunes And Natural Pools

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Lencois Maranhenses National Park Of Brazil With Sandy Dunes And Natural Pools

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Lencois Maranhenses National Park Of Brazil With Sandy Dunes And Natural Pools

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Lencois Maranhenses National Park Of Brazil With Sandy Dunes And Natural Pools

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Source – Wikipedia, Smithsonianmag

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