Lençóis Maranhenses

At the northeastern tip of Brazil lies a sandy oasis that transforms with the seasons: Lençóis Maranhenses National Park.

Lençóis Maranhenses is one of the places that makes photography an exploration of one’s imagination. It’s the "lost world," the unimaginable beauty this planet tries to keep secret.

The collection of images here, were made during a 3 day trek by foot across Lençóis Maranhenses, in May 2019.

Walking around this landscape you feel like you’re dreaming. It’s truly a wonder of nature. Perfectly shaped white sand dunes filled with crystal-clear fresh water as far as the eye can see. It’s hard to believe—and almost seems out of this world.

The pools are created by the annual rains carried from the nearby Amazon River, and inland wetlands. The rainfall sweeps across the sand dunes and rolls down and collects into the basins, being filtered as it goes and leaving amazingly clear fresh water in its wake. Nothing too unusual, but the fact it happens over sand dunes makes this landscape unique.