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Old January 4th, 2014, 12:14 AM   #1
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"Sete Cidades" National Park (Piauí - Brazil) Dez/2013

Sete Cidades National Park - Piripiri/Brasileira/Piracuruca, PI - Brazil
State of Piauí - Brazil
29/Dec/2013

"Sete Cidades" = "Seven Cities"




Located northeast of the state of Piauí, in the municipalities of Piracuruca and Brazilian ( officially Piracuruca ), the Seven Cities National Park has an area of ​​6221.48 ha with a perimeter of 36 Km.

The park was created with the goal of preserving natural ecosystems of great ecological significance and scenic beauty, making it possible to conduct scientific research and development of educational activities, environmental interpretation, ecological tourism and recreation in touch with nature.

Most of the flora found in the park is typical savannah, with species such as murici, husky, trash, bacuri, pequis and stick - earth, easily spotted . In patches of savanna are jujubes, juremas, pepper trees and cacti, as xique xique - and crown - of - basking.

There are patches of forest along the course of rivers and springs, which are common pau-d`Arc and embaúba . These areas grow water lilies, aquatic plants that live in mirrors d ` water of pools and natural lakes and which give a special touch to the landscape.

Text source: http://www.icmbio.gov.br/portal/o-qu...e-cidades.html - Translated by Google Translator



Location Map:


Informative Folder of the Park (BR Portuguese):





Pictures 01 through 05 were taken at the park entrance, land Km 64, of BR-222 highway (that connects Fortaleza to Teresina) and the park's Visitor's Centre.

Pictures 06 through 99 were taken inside the Sete Cidades National Park, Piauí state, Brazil.

Pictures 100 through 102 are from the town of Piripiri/PI, nearby the park. And pictures 103 and 104 are from the Ibiapaba mountain chain, that sets the state line between the Brazilian states of Piauí and Ceará.


Photos taken using a Nikon D5200 with a Bower 8mm f/3.5, a Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 and a Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lenses




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Old January 4th, 2014, 11:59 AM   #2
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Also great, very nice photos and from that national park of Brazil
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Old January 6th, 2014, 01:07 AM   #3
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Old January 6th, 2014, 01:57 PM   #4
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The "LONELY PLANET REVIEW"

Sete Cidades is a small national park (62 sq km/24sq mi) with bizarre rock formations that some have claimed are sete cidades (seven cities) left behind by a mysterious long-departed, possibly alien, culture. But the place doesn't need such fantasies to make it worth visiting. The rock formations are indeed fantastic - some look like giant turtle shells, others resemble a castle, an elephant, a map of Brazil or the head of Emperor Dom Pedro II.

There are also superb vistas over a landscape which combines caatinga and cerrado vegetation, some 1500 intriguing rock paintings between 3000 and 5000 years old, wildlife that includes marmosets, small rodents called mocós that like to pose for photos, tarantulas and (we're told) rattlesnakes, and two delectable natural bathing pools.

Start your day early and bring snacks, water and protection from the unrelenting sun. Follow your tour with a swim in a pond or stunning waterfall (Dec-Jul only).



Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/brazil/p...#ixzz2pcQFTiXh
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