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Shark Bay World Heritage Site and Lake Macleod, Australia – May 14th, 2011

25.9S 113.5E

May 14th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Australia - May 2nd, 2011

Visible in the lower half of this image is the Shark Bay World Heritage Site, in Western Australia. Shark Bay is divided by the Peron Peninsula.

Within Shark Bay, the stretch of water that lies to the west of the Peron Peninsula is known as Henri Freycinet Harbour, while that to the east of the peninsula is known as Hamelin Pool.

Henri Freycinet Harbour has a significantly greater number of islands compared to Hamelin Pool – and has a number of smaller peninsulas known as ‘prongs’ on its northern area.

North of the Shark Bay World Heritage site, near the coast, lies Lake Macleod, the westernmost lake in Western Australia. Here, the western side of the lake appears bright green, while the right side is tan in color.


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