Lençóis Maranhenses are a faux-desert in the North-East of Brazil.
The rainy season ends up filling the spaces between the bright sand dunes, those creating sweet water lagoons.
Right now this unique landscape is being reached by an oil spill that happened off the coast of the country.
Photo taken at: Baixa Grande
“Gladesmen” were local people from the Everglades who built small homes and small boats (“glade skiffs”) that could adequately navigate through the narrow waterways. These men would leave for weeks or months at a time, building temporary encampments while they hunted and fished in almost complete isolation.
Today you can still find a small handful of people still living near the canals.
Photo taken at: Everglades, Florida
In Southern Arizona you find these mountains that pop up suddenly in the middle of a mostly desert, flat environment. Their are called Sky Islands and are really important because they create an habitat that is completely different from their surrounding, those allowing an incredible biodiversity.
Photo taken at: Tucson, Arizona