Photographer's Note

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, in Maranhão State, is one of Brazil's top natural attractions. It is an ecosystem formed of white sand dunes which cover 383,000 acres and look like bedsheets (lençóis in Portuguese) spread out on the northern coast of Brazil.

Fresh water lagoons that fill up with rainwater, mostly during the first six months of the year, make Lençóis Maranhenses a unique kind of ecosystem. Mangroves, deserted beaches, buritis - a graceful kind of palm tree - and the Preguiças River help compose the park's diversity.

The park is about 252 kilometers (156 miles) from São Luís, the state capital.

Lençóis Maranhenses has been formed over thousands of years, as the sand from riverbeds is deposited at the mouth of the rivers and brought back to the continent by winds and sea currents.

The sand dunes advance as far as 50 kilometers (about 31 miles) into the continent and stretch along 43 kilometers of coastline, mostly deserted beaches on which sand mixes with mangroves.


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