Kris Pannecoucke/Panos Pictures

Muanda, Democratic Republic of Congo

After laying its eggs on the beach, a leatherback turtle drifts back into the deep ocean with the current of the Congo River. The river is so powerful here that the water is discharged 800 kilometres out to sea. In the fifteenth century, this fresh water led to the discovery by Portuguese navigators of the Congo River.

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Kris Pannecoucke/Panos Pictures
City
Muanda
Country
Democratic Republic of Congo
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Not available in the Netherlands
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High Resolution
5000 x 3334 pixels
42.33 x 28.23 cm (300 dpi)
16.67 x 11.11 inch (300 dpi)
4.9 MB size on disk
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