September 1, 2015

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Brazil

Photograph by Giordano Cipriani, Getty Images

Brazil’s Lençóis Maranhenses National Park harbors a coastal dune field that floods during the wet season, January to May. The park’s creamy sand and sparkling water—rains trapped in ribbons of dunes—shelter nesting birds, turtles, and fish.

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