Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Brazil has a unique place, which surprises even the Brazilians themselves. This is National Park Lencois Maranenses, located in north-eastern part of Brazil in the state of Maranhao, near the town of Barreyrinyas. Lencois Maranenses - a wonderful area of ​​1000 square meters combining the white sand dunes up to 40 meters and framing them into a clear freshwater lakes.

At first glance, the landscape in the park is like a desert, but in the rainy season (the falls here are 300 times greater than in the Sahara), the water builds up between the dunes, creating an amazing beautiful landscape: the combination of blue-green waters and white sand. For its beauty Lencois Maranenses are called "sheets of Maranhão."

The crystal clear lakes are teeming with life, as a result people from few small settlements located within the park benefit from this. From December to March, during the dry season, temperatures in these areas reaches +36 ° C, so that water is partially dry up and disappear, and many of their inhabitants, and local residents are beginning to actively engage in animal husbandry and wait for the rainy season, when its bloom again Lencois fragile unearthly beauty.

The mystery is what happens to numerous animals during the drought, and where comes from. At this point there are different hypotheses, one of which states that the eggs of crabs and fish are preserved in the sand before returning to the desired moisture.