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Fazenda Camboa - BRAZIL

LENÇÓIS MARANHENSES

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is located at Barreirinhas, in northeastern Brazil. It is a huge desert sized like Sao Paulo.

This park has dunes and lagoons, and it is considered a rare geological formation on the planet with a unic ecosystem. Even though it looks like a desert, in fact it is not an actual one. 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 and is prevented from percolating down by a layer of impermeable rock which lies underneath the sand. The resulting blue, green and black "lagoons" are surrounded by the desert-like sand.

The lagoons have large numbers of fish that arrive when the lagoons are at their fullest after July, when they are interconnected to rivers.