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Pictures from Pratinha and the Blue Cove

Although Pratinha ("little silver") is a private farm, it is open for public visitors. It has a fascinating cave system with a part undergound, part above ground river. The farm is very well organized: there are guides, restaurant, souvenir shop and nice places for kids to play. It is quite a drive form Lençóis, but well worth it.

The Pictures

The map to the cave system. You get to explore just a small part of it.
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We are getting ready to dive. I unwittingly took this shot in infrared, causing the odd colors.
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Where the cave system ends and the above ground part of the river begins
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Err,... shouldn't I be the one with the Tempest t-shirt?
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Ana Paula on her way down, visibly (audibly, in fact) having a lot of fun
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Almost like a beach
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Pratinha is such a popular place. This is a calm day by their standards.
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The Blue Cove, standard exposure... not enough to capture its beauty
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A 30-second exposure looks more like what we actually see there
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Elephant-shaped stalactites in the ceiling of the Blue Cove
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An attempt at providing an overview of the geometry of the cove
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Less overexpostion captured better, more natural detail
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