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Maracaibo lake...in a ratherquite twilight time / el Lago de Maracaibo ...en un tranquilo anochecer .


Lake Maracaibo (Spanish: Lago de Maracaibo) is a large brackish bay[1][2][3][4] in Venezuela at 10°39′N 71°36′W. It is connected to the Gulf of Venezuela by Tablazo Strait (55km) at the northern end, and fed by numerous rivers, the largest being the Catatumbo. It is commonly considered a lake rather than a bay or lagoon, and at 13,210 km² it would be the largest lake in South America. The geological record shows that it has been a true lake in the past, and as such is one of the oldest lakes on Earth at 20-36 million years old.[5][6]
Lake Maracaibo acts as a major shipping route to the ports of Maracaibo and Cabimas. The surrounding Maracaibo Basin contains large reserves of crude oil, making the lake a major profit center for Venezuela.[6] A dredged channel gives oceangoing vessels access to the bay. Wikipedia
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Sep 30 2011 02:16 GMT jomoud PRO
Beautiful capture
Great entry for the theme
Have a fabulous weekend
Sep 30 2011 04:51 GMT fhelsing PRO
very old, very large, and very beautiful!
Sep 30 2011 09:00 GMT LizSA
interesting info.. it is a beautiful entry, all that water.
Oct 01 2011 15:12 GMT Lalbabu
Wonderful!!!!

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