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Sun Glint Giving Silvery Glow to Lake Volta, Ghana

7.1N 0.1E

March 22nd, 2011 Category: Lakes

Ghana - March 19th, 2011

Sun glint highlights the irregularly shaped shores of Lake Volta and makes the lake surface appear silvery white in color. The lake is located completely within the country of Ghana.

With a surface area of about 8,502 kmĀ² (3,275 square miles), Lake Volta is the largest reservoir by surface area in the world. By water volume, it is also the fourth largest.

The southern end of the lake is near the Atlantic Ocean, and the entire lake is surrounded by tropical vegetation known as Sudanian Savannas. In the full image, this green belt of vegetation becomes drier as one moves northward and turns into the Sahel. The Sahel is the ecoclimatic and biogeographic zone of transition between the Sahara desert in the north and the Sudanian Savannas in the south.

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