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White sands Lencois Maranhenses

Oct - 30 - 2011
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In Brazil, there is a unique place, which surprised even themselves Brazilians. This National Park Lencois Maranenses (Lencois Maranhenses), located in north-eastern Brazil in the state of Maranhao, near the town of Barreyrinyas. Lencois Maranenses – a wonderful area to the area of ​​1000 square meters. km combining the white sand dunes up to 40 meters and framing them clear freshwater lakes.

At first glance, the landscape in the park like a desert, but in the rainy season (fall and there is 300 times more rain than the Sahara), the water builds up between the dunes, creating an amazing beautiful landscape: the combination of blue-green waters and white sand. For its beauty Lencois Maranenses are called “sheets of Maranhão.”

During the rainy season in the park Lencois Maranenses blooming life: the birds, there is fish, shrimp and other animals. Also come to life unique mangroves up to 12 feet high, in the wilds inhabited by caimans, deer, hares, golden and giant crabs.

In the crystal clear lakes teeming with life than people willing to use a few small settlements located within the park. From December to March, during the dry season, temperatures in these areas reaches +36 ° C, so that water is partially dry up and disappear, and many of their inhabitants, and local residents are beginning to actively engage in animal husbandry and wait for the rainy season, when its bloom again Lencois fragile unearthly beauty .

The mystery is what happens to numerous animals during the drought, and from there. At this point, there are different hypotheses, one of which states that the eggs of crabs and fish are preserved in the sand before returning to the desired moisture content.

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