Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Views of Pantanal Conservation Area, Brasil

Brasil-8, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

The Pantanal is a tropical wetland in South America, mostly within the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, and also portions in Bolivia and Paraguay. It is an area consisting of a variety of floodplain sub-regions, each with distinct hydrological, geological and ecological characteristics; in fact, up to twelve of these hydrological ecosystems have been defined. In total the Pantanal covers between 140,000 km² to 195,000 square kilometers (75,000 sq mi)], making it the largest wetland in the world.


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