Photographer's Note

One more view of the Guamá River from the observatory of the Lighthouse of Belém.


The vegetation in the foreground is called "aningal" and is formed by a plant known as "aninga" (Montrichardia linifera), common in the edges of the rivers and islands of the Amazon Forest. There are also some Açaí Palms (Euterpe oleracea) among the aningas.


The area covered by a net, in the foreground, is an aviary, called "Viveiro das Aningas" (Vivarium of the Aningas), home to rare birds of the brazilian avifauna.


Across the river, in the picture, you can see Combu Island. It has an approximate area of 15 km², with rainforest covering most of the island, and is located in front of the city of Belém, in the left margin of the Guamá River. The Guamá River has a length of 700km from its source in Coroados mountain range untill its mouth, in the waters of Guajará Bay, in Belém, being navigable for 160km. Its basin drains an area of 87.389,54 km².

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