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Best of 2012 – Snorkeling in the ‘natural aquarium’, a freshwater river in Brazil

The natural aquarium in Bonito, Brazil.
The natural aquarium in Bonito, Brazil. Photo by Rhett A. Butler

For the month of December, I’ll be posting some of my favorite pictures from 2012. All of these photos were taken during the course of my reporting travels.

This is the ‘natural aquarium’ in Bonito, Brazil. Bonito is famous for its clear water rivers, which are a product of the karst rock formations in the region. Rainfall is filtered through limestone, reducing sediment load.

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