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Sunglint Highlighting Rivers in Amazon Rainforest and Lake Titicaca, South America

14.4S 69.2W

November 1st, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Bolivia, Peru, Brazil - October 30th, 2011

Rivers in the Amazon Rainforest appear silver in color due to sunglint, making their paths across the Brazilian state of Amazonas (above), Peru (left) and Bolivia (right) easy to discern.

Also silvery in color from the sun’s reflection is Lake Titicaca (lower right), on the Peru-Bolivia border. The lake is located at the northern end of the endorheic Altiplano basin high in the Andes. The western part of the lake lies within the Puno Region of Peru, and the eastern side is located in the Bolivian La Paz Department.

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