The world’s largest wetland - Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
   


The Pantanal is a tropical wetland. It is one of the world's largest wetlands of any kind. Most of it lies within the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, but it extends into Mato Grosso and portions of Bolivia and Paraguay, sprawling over an area estimated at between 140,000 square kilometres and 195,000 square kilometres. Various subregional ecosystems exist, each with distinct hydrological, geological and ecological characteristics. About 80% of the Pantanal floodplains are submerged during the rainy seasons, nurturing an astonishing biologically diverse collection of aquatic plants and helping support a dense array of animal species. The name "Pantanal" comes from the Portuguese word pântano, meaning wetland, bog, swamp, quagmire or marsh.

Freshwater Ecoregion of the World : #343 Paraguay
Major Habitat Type: tropical and subtropical floodplain rivers and wetland complexes

The Underwater World 2016


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The Underwater World 2012


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The Landscapes and Animals


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Another Day at the Office


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