April 24, 2011
Rio Negro, Brazil
Photograph by George Steinmetz, National Geographic
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Water dark with tannin inspired the name Rio Negro, or "black river," which swirls across virgin sand in Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. In the park's ponds, thriving communities of algae can turn the water blue or green.
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