A powerful thunderstorm darkens the sky over the dunes of Lencois Maranhenses National Park. I spent three days trekking barefoot fifty miles across the dunes in May, 2010. 'Lencois Maranhenses' or 'the sheets of Maranhao' are an immense coastal dunefield near the delta of the Amazon River. The drenching rains from powerful equatorial thunderstorms fill the depressions in the dunefield with crystalline fresh water lakes which makes the area unique among the great landscapes of the world. The dark shadows of passing storm clouds create spectacular patterns of light on the snow white dunes, illuminating the clear aquamarine lakes while cracks of thunder break the silence of the landscape, adding to the surreal beauty. I was utterly captivated by the delicate patterns in the sand, the tropical breeze, the silence, the star filled skies and the immense emptiness of this amazing land.
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nivaldo (15417) 2010-06-05 22:37
That´s a magnificent scenery indeed ! A very interesting point of view, a beautiful shot!
Kind regards, from Recife-Brazil,
danyy (0) 2010-06-06 0:18
magnifique, les jeux de lumières sont fantastiques, magiques, lascène est tout simplement irréelle. Quel ciel !!
Corpus (381) 2010-06-06 6:43
Strange but compelling image. The zig-zag stream of water ending up in unnatural darkness. The sand tones seem quite unearthy. Cool....
federico (4417) 2010-06-07 15:40
hi michael great contrast of colors here, interesting image, good sharpness
rajhema (1873) 2010-07-12 10:24
I can learn some serious nature photography from your pictures Michael. I angle, position and focus is real good in it. nothing specific I chose this picture to comment. all your pictures are simply breathtaking, especially the golden mountains in Argentina.
Fabian_86 (233) 2010-11-19 11:55
jga (1062) 2011-03-13 1:42
Beautiful composition with a lot of contrast. It seems to be a wonderful place.
Alfoja (672) 2011-07-01 13:34
I should comment each of your photos.
janraiski (558) 2012-06-11 8:24
very interesting photo.
- Copyright: Michael Anderson (miketelemark) (2785)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-05-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 5D Mark II, Heliopan Polarizer
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favorites - landscape 06 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-06-05 21:28
- Favorites: 1 [view]