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Lake Tsimanampatsotsa

Listed under Lakes in Toliara, Madagascar.

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This is a really special place to visit, unlike anywhere else I've been on earth. It's a gracefully curved and shimmering shallow salt lake part of a sandy costal plain, held back from the sea by a narrow arch of sand and mudflats and edged by short cliffs of evaporated salt. It's bright turquoise shades contrast perfectly the bright pink of the lake's healthy Flamingo population. The spiny forests of Madagascar encroach on the lakes other side and create a home for blind fish, the only fish who can survive in the lakes saline water.

Written by  b.anderson.

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