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Sediments in the Bangka Strait

April 5th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Sumatra, Indonesia - March 27th, 2009

Sumatra, Indonesia - March 27th, 2009

While clouds rest above the landscape of two of Indonesia’s islands, Bangka (above) and Sumatra (below), the Bangka Strait is cloud-free and lined with dark brown, golden tan, and green sediments.

These sediments come from big rivers carrying silt down from the mountains of Sumatra. They run through a large area of swampy lowlands before discharging into the Bangka Strait.

Like this eastern part of Sumatra, most of the geographical faces of the Bangka consist of lower plains, swamps, small hills, beautiful beaches, white pepper fields and tin mines.

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