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Thunder in the Silence by michaelanderson Thunder in the Silence by michaelanderson
Lencois Maranhenses Dunes, Northeast Brazil.

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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jenfire1212 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
other-worldly, profound thanks for sharing..
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M-M-X Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011   Photographer
Any chance of getting this as a wallpaper? (at least 1680x1050)
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CarlPearce Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional
The place looks astonishing.
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Jazzhead Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Wow NICE!
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augenweide Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new exhibition...[link]
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poppywaters Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Powerful and beautiful image, and as Noor-al-Haqiqa so rightly says, reading your descriptions adds to the depth of imagrey..I so want to be there!
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Noor-al-Haqiqa Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Not only do you capture us with the beauty of your images... but descriptions like above bring them to life... it is again... a surreal moonscape...
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Zrobway Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Spectacular Image! So calm with amazing composition and clarity.
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psyfre Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Such a stunning image. So powerful yet so subtle !
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Svision Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Very good composition. Really creates that intimate landscape.
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