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Sacred Lotus Lake with Nelumbo nucifera, Volga Akhtuba floodplain
Russia

New unique  lake with Sacred Lotus in Russia, near Volgograd, Volzhsky in Volga Akhtuba floodplain.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelumbo_nucifera

Copyright: Denis R.
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 16700x8350
Taken: 05/08/2010
Uploaded: 19/08/2013
Updated: 11/09/2014
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Tags: volzysky; lotus; sacred; lake; volgograd; russia; nelumbo; nucifera
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