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Wetlands are an important ecosystem that are permanently or seasonally dominated by water. The primary factor that distinguishes wetlands from other bodies of water is the characteristic presence of aquatic plants adapted to the unique environment. Wetlands play an important role in the environment, including water purification, water storage, processing of carbon and other nutrients and stabilization of shorelines. Wetlands are also home to a wide variety of plant and animal life. This wetland was photographed at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge near Olympia, Washington State, USA.

Aerial view of the mouth of Congo River into the Atlantic Ocean near the small city of Banana Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo river is the second longest in Africa and world´s deepest river, it discharges 50,000 cubic meters of water per second into the Atlantic Ocean. The land at the horizon is the Cabinda Province of Angola.

Tamarindo Beach and Estuary, Guanacaste, Costa Rica - May 31, 2022: Aerial view of Tamarindo Beach and Estuary. Tamarindo is a district of the Santa Cruz canton, in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, located on the Nicoya Peninsula. The town of Tamarindo is the largest developed beach town in Guanacaste. Main attractions in the area are surfing and eco-tourism. Tamarindo Beach is a long, rocky beach with excellent waves near the mouth of the estuary. Currents can be strong, especially on a falling tide. Tamarindo River is a river in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica. The estuary is adjacent to the town of Tamarindo. The river spans 490 hectares (1,200 acres) and serves as the natural border between Tamarindo and Playa Grande. The estuary is home to much wildlife, including ospreys, herons and kingfishers in addition to howler monkeys, coatimundis and the American Crocodile.

view from the camel trail cycleway and footpath along disused railway line the estuary of the river camel padstow and rock cornish coast cornwall england uk

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