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Fires South of Lake Mandioré, Brazil and Bolivia – July 19th, 2012

18.1S 57.5W

July 19th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Bolivia and Brazil – July 18th, 2012

Plumes of smoke can be observed in the wetlands of the Pantanal. The fires from which the smoke originates are located south of Mandioré Lake, or Laguna Mandioré, is a lake on the border of Brazil and Bolivia. Here, the lake appears tan from sediments. It is located at an elevation of 90 m and has a surface area of 152 km².

Fire in the Pantanal, Brazil – May 10th, 2012

18.3S 57.3W

May 10th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day, Wetlands

Brazil - May 8th, 2012

Close-up

Smoke from a fire in the Pantanal, by the Brazil-Bolivia-Paraguay border, can be observed by the center of the main image. The close-up shows the same fire at a slightly different time. In the former, the smoke has a V-shape due to changes in the direction of air currents, while in the latter the plume is blowing towards the northwest and a cloud of smoke can be observed in the lower left corner.

The Pantanal is a tropical wetland. It is one of the world’s largest wetlands of any kind. Most of it lies within the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, but it extends into Mato Grosso and portions of Bolivia and Paraguay, sprawling over an area estimated at between 140,000 square kilometres (54,000 sq mi) and 195,000 square kilometres (75,000 sq mi).

Tropical Wetland of the Pantanal, Brazil

20.5S 55.9W

June 20th, 2011 Category: Wetlands

Brazil - June 17th, 2011

Occupying most of this image is the Pantanal, a tropical wetland in Brazil and parts of Bolivia and Paraguay. The majority is located in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul.

It is actually the largest wetland, tropical or not, in the world, stretching over an area estimated at between 140,000 square kilometers (54,000 sq mi) and 195,000 square kilometers (75,000 sq mi).

 

Pantanal Wetlands in Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

18.3S 54.8W

November 9th, 2010 Category: Wetlands

Brazil - June 26th, 2010

Brazil - June 26th, 2010

The left side of this image shows part of the Pantanal, a tropical wetland that lies mostly within the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul but extends into Mato Grosso as well as into portions of Bolivia and Paraguay.

This image focuses on the part in the two aforementioned Brazilian states. As one moves eastward, out of the wetlands area, the terrain becomes speckled reddish tan and green. Many agricultural fields can be observed in this part of the image.

The Pantanal Tropical Wetland in Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay

16.9S 58.1W

July 26th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay - April 16th, 2010

Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay - April 16th, 2010

The lower half of this image shows part of the Pantanal, a tropical wetland. It is actually the world’s largest wetland of any kind, sprawling over an area estimated at between 140,000 square kilometers (54,000 sq mi) and 195,000 square kilometers (75,000 sq mi).

It lies mostly within the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul but extends into Mato Grosso as well as into portions of Bolivia and Paraguay. Parts of all of these can be observed here.

Eighty percent of the Pantanal floodplains are submerged during the rainy seasons; most rainfall occurs between November and March. This image was taken in April, after the end of this extremely wet period.

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