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Sun Glint Highlights Rivers in Amazon Rainforest

4.5S 62.1W

October 16th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Brazil - October 8th, 2010

Rivers flowing through Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest appear tan from sediments and silvery from sun glint, giving them the appearance of lightning bolts slicing across the green landscape.

The Amazon rainforest is a moist broadleaf forest that covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America. This basin encompasses seven million square kilometers (1.7 billion acres), of which five and a half million square kilometers (1.4 billion acres) are covered by the rainforest.

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