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Sun Glint Turns Amazon Rainforest Rivers and Lake Titicaca a Silver Color

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November 8th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Rivers, Salt Flats

Peru and Brazil - November 5th, 2010

After months of hazy skies due to smoke from forest fires in Bolivia, the green vegetation of the Amazon Rainforest in Peru and Brazil can be seen. Rivers running through the rainforest on the right side appear silvery in color due to sun glint.

Also silver in color from the reflection of the sun’s rays is Lake Titicaca, on the Peru-Bolivia border just below the Andes Mountains in the lower right quadrant. Upon opening the full image, the white salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni can also be seen further south, along the right edge.

One Response to “Sun Glint Turns Amazon Rainforest Rivers and Lake Titicaca a Silver Color”

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    Amelia Carolina Sparavigna :

    Very interesting image showing the Titicaca lake and its basin, separate from the rain forest Amazon basin.
    In satellite images from Google, it is possible to see near the Titicaca lake a network of earthworks, which constitute the remains of an extensive ancient agricultural system, that of “raised fields”. The earthworks form several geoglyphs.

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