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Umm al-Maa oasis in Ubari lakes - Libya | by Eric Lafforgue
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Umm al-Maa oasis in Ubari lakes - Libya

Umm al-Maa oasis in Ubari lakes area

The water is salted like the Dead Sea, but swimming into it is rather not a good idea as it is very dirty.

The current Ubari Lakes are a group of about 20 lakes, set amidst the landscape of towering dunes and palm fringed oases of the Ubari Sand Sea. Some of these lakes are slowly drying out, owing to drought and artificial drainage of underground resources.

 

Panorama made with Hasselblad H3D

  

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Taken on November 1, 2007