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An oxbow lake is a U-shaped body of water formed when a wide meander from the main stem of a river is cut off to create a lake. This landform is called an oxbow lake for the distinctive curved shape, named after part of a yoke for oxen. Just to give you a perspective, the little white spots in the middle of the picture is a raft made with barrels and boards.
Reserva Nacional Tambopata, Oxbow lake, Peru, Amazon Basin, South America

Nikon D200, Nikkor 18-200 mm at 55 mm, 1/250 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 200
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We live in a wonderfully diverse world made up of many cultures, landscapes and life forms. The main purpose of my photography is to showcase how much interesting and magnificent our planet is.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you for accepting Larry!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ben Waggoner
    Ben Waggonerabout 3 years ago

    Lovely palette of greens in the forest and reflected in the water! Very pretty and peaceful…

  • Thanks a lot my friend, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesabout 3 years ago

    Super capture Konstantinos, regards, Mark.

  • Thank you very much Mark!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 3 years ago

    Nice capture my friend.Well done…Tom

  • Thanks a lot Tom!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • mellychan
    mellychanabout 3 years ago

    just beautiful!

  • Thanks a lot Mellychan!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyabout 3 years ago

    Excellent shot.

  • Thank you very much Gary!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Jean Gregory  Evans
    Jean Gregory ...almost 3 years ago

    Awesome image!

  • Thanks a lot Jean!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 2 years ago

  • Many thanks for the feature Laura, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • DeborahZaragoza
    DeborahZaragozaover 2 years ago

    Congratulations!

  • Many thanks for the feature Deborah, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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