Photographer's Note

View of the Guamá river taken from the belvedere of the Lighthouse of Belém.


The Guamá River has its source in the Coroado Mountain Range and has a length of 700km untill its mouth in the waters of Guajará Bay, in Belém, being navigable for 160km. Its basin drains an area of 87.389,54 km². The mouth of the Guamá River and the mouth of the Acará River give origin to the Guajará Bay, with a width of 900m.

Besides the city of Belém, the river also crosses the cities of Bujaru, São Domingos do Capim, São Miguel do Guamá and Ourém. From Guamá River comes 75% of the water consumed in Belém.


The vegetation in the foreground is called "aningal" and is formed by a plant known as "aninga"(Montrichardia linifera), common in the edges of the rivers and islands of the Amazon Forest.


Across the river you can see Combu Island, located in the left margin of the Guamá River in front of the city of Belém, it has an approximate area of 15 km², with rainforest covering most of the island.


The title, meaning something like "eyes of river", comes from a line of the lyrics of a song called "Olho de Boto" (Eye of River Dolphin), by Nilson Chaves, a composer/singer born in the state of Pará.

A link if you want to listen to the beautiful song:

yeln, adores, siamesa, paura, danos, xuaxo trouve(nt) cette note utile

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