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Colorful Hues of Lake Turkana, Kenya

3.5N 36.0E

November 26th, 2012 Category: Lakes

Kenya – November 25th, 2012

Lake Turkana, formerly known as Lake Rudolf, is a lake in the Kenyan Rift Valley, with its far northern end crossing into Ethiopia. It is the world’s largest permanent desert lake and the world’s largest alkaline lake. Here, sediments and algae color the northern reaches of the lake appear brown with a dark green patch, fading to light green, and then again to dark green in the southern reaches.

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