BIOTOPE AQUARIUM DESIGN CONTEST 2020

Welcome to the page of international Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2020!

This year we received 110 aquaria from 32 countries of the world.

From the 20th to 30th of September, the entries will be evaluated by professional members of the jury, the organizers and the participants of the contest, who will choose winners in the special nominations for the best photo, video and so on.

The prize pool: 3000 euro + BADC magazine with the best aquaria 2020 + Commemorative honorary diplomas and certificates.

We proudly present to you the magazine entirely dedicated to biotope aquaria.

This magazine was printed in limited quantity and contains unique information about 50 biotope aquaria: beautiful illustrations, detailed descriptions of biotopes, as well as an informative article to find out main secrets of this fascinating field of the hobby. All the received funds will be spent for developing the BADC project.

Enjoy viewing aquaria!

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The organizing of the biotope contest and is supported by the DECOTOP. Under this brand there are only natural materials: gravel, stones, driftwood and organics for decoration of aquarium, paludarium and terrarium.

Decotop.ru

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500 Euro for the contest was given by the French company Prodibio, specializing on the aquarium care products. The company invents, develops, produces and sells a product range for freshwater, marine aquarium an pond.

Prodibio.com

biohome

Biohome Filter Media made from sintered glass offers the best possible environment for bacterial colonisation and is capable of supporting aerobic AND anaerobic bacteria in a wide variety of filters and varied flow rates.

biohome-filter-material.de

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NILPA is a Russian brand that produces hydrochemicals for maintaining the aquarium’s ecology. The range includes tests for aquarium water, plant growth stimulators, conditioners and reagents for changing water parameters.

aquamenu.ru

A ditch, tributary of Red river, Thai Binh, Vietnam (1)

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A ditch, tributary of Red river, Thai Binh, Vietnam, 216 L

A riverbank near Villagarzon putumayo in Colombia (1)

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A riverbank near Villagarzon putumayo in Colombia, 135 L

A tributary of Taquari river, near the town of Coxim, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil (1)

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A tributary of Taquari river, near the town of Coxim, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, 243 L

Área Rasa em Rio Demeni, Amazonas Brasil (1)

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Area Rasa in Rio Demeni, Amazonas, Brasil, 31 L

Arrollo Santa Maria, desviación del río Cazones, en el estado de Veracruz, México (1)

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Arrollo Santa Maria, diversion from the Cazones River, Mexico, 90 L

Back to the Roots Myanmar Lake Inle_1

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Back to the Roots Myanmar Lake inle, 120 L

Backwater of a tributary of the Tapajos river near Santarena, Brazil (1)

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Backwater of a tributary of the Tapajos river near Santarena, Brazil, 450 L

Blackwater Small River System Vaupes River- Mitu Colombia (2)

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Blackwater Small River System Vaupes River Mitu, Colombia, 47 L

Blackwater stream of the Rompin River in a peat swamp forest, Pahang, Malaysia (1)

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Blackwater stream of the Rompin River in a peat swamp forest, Pahang, Malaysia, 220 L

Coacuilco, a wonder of the Huasteca (1)

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Coacuilco, a wonder of the Huasteca, 270 L

Coastal area of Ayamaru Lake, West Papua, New Guinea (1)

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Coastal area of Ayamaru Lake, West Papua, New Guinea, 480 L

Coastal dune forest pool, Mvoti River catchment, east coast South Africa (1)

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Coastal dune forest pool, Mvoti River catchment, east coast South Africa, 220 L

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Coastal part of the left affluent of lower Javari River, Peru, 220 L

Corydoras in Los Tres Gigantes Parque Nacional Río Negro, Paraguay (1)

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Corydoras in Los Tres Gigantes Parque Nacional Río Negro, Paraguay, 160 L

Cuitzeo lake rock zone riverside, Ejido las Trojes, Mexico (1)

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Cuitzeo lake rock zone riverside, Ejido las Trojes, Mexico, 283 L

Endangered Ecosystem In Ciliwung’s Shallow Water At Cibinong, Bogor – Indonesia (1)

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Endangered Ecosystem In Ciliwung’s Shallow Water At Cibinong, Bogor – Indonesia, 70 L

Eubenangee Swamp National Park North Queensland Australia (1)

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Eubenangee Swamp National Park North Queensland Australia, 500 L

Fallen tree in Igarapé do Daracua, Rio Negro, Brazil (1)

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Fallen tree in Igarapé do Daracua, Rio Negro, Brazil, 144 L

Flooded areas of the forest, the tributary of Rio Negro river, near Barcelos, Brazil (1)

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Flooded areas of the forest, the tributary of Rio Negro river, near Barcelos, Brazil, 324 L

Flooded Banks of Rio Nanay, Peru During Rainy Season (1)

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Flooded Banks of Rio Nanay, Peru During Rainy Season, 400 L

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Flooded Forest floor, Kapuas River drainage. West Kalimantan, Borneo, 50 L

Betta smaragdina Biotope, flooded land in Nong Bua Lamphu Province, Isan Region, Northeast Thailand (1)

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Flooded land in Nong Bua Lamphu Province, Isan Region, Northeast Thailand, 45 L

Flooded Savanna, Capanaparo river, state of Apure, Venezuela(1)

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Flooded Savanna, Capanaparo river, state of Apure, Venezuela, 180 L

Floresta de igapó (1)

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Floresta de igapó, 160 L

Floresta Nacional de Tefé (Flona de Tefé) (1)

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Floresta Nacional de Tefé. Flona de Tefé, 135 L

Forest creek near Barcelos, Tributary of Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil (1)

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Forest creek near Barcelos, Tributary of Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil, 170 L

Forest Creek near Barcelus, Rio Negro Tributaries in Brazil (1)

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Forest Creek near Barcelus, Rio Negro Tributaries in Brazil, 324 L

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Forest stream, Santa Isabel do Rio Negro, Brasil, 119 L

Fuwen river, a tributary of the Emei River, Chuanzhu village, Chengdu, China (1)

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Fuwen river, a tributary of the Emei River, Chuanzhu village, Chengdu, China, 175 L

Huallaga River Floodplain Small Forest StreamYurimaguas-Peru (1)

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Huallaga River Floodplain Small Forest Stream, Yurimaguas, Peru, 96 L

Igapó Forest Near Downstream Area of Rio Demini, Amazonas, Brazil (1)

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Igapó Forest Near Downstream Area of Rio Demini, Amazonas, Brazil, 74 L

Igarapé do daracua an tributary of the rio negro near barcelos, Brazil (1)

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Igarapé do daracua an tributary of the rio negro near barcelos, Brazil, 135 L

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Igarapé do Daracua, Rio Negro river, Brazil, 54 L

Igarapé do Daracua, shallow blackwater stream of Rio Negro, Brazil (1)

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Igarapé do Daracua, shallow blackwater stream of Rio Negro, Brazil, 140 L

Igarapé near Rio Daraá, tributary of Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil (1)

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Igarapé near Rio Daraá, tributary of Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil, 200 L

In the uper Rio Guapore, a border river between Brazilia si Bolivia (1)

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In the uper Rio Guapore, a border river between Brazilia si Bolivia, 330 L

Intermediate Rocky Habitat, Kapumfi, Lake Tanganyika, Zambia_1

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Intermediate Rocky Habitat, Kapumfi, Lake Tanganyika, Zambia, 406 L

Intermediate Rocky Habitat,Lake Tanganyika,Tanzania (1)

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Intermediate Rocky Habitat, Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania, 216 L

Intermediate Rocky Habitat,Lake Tanganyika,Zambia (1)

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Intermediate Rocky Habitat, Lake Tanganyika, Zambia, 216 L

Kalu River Small Forest StreamShinraja Rainforest-Baduraliya-Sri Lanka (1)

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Kalu River Small Forest Stream/Shinraja Rainforest-Baduraliya-Sri Lanka, 30 L

Kokan rivers biotope (1)

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Kokan rivers biotope, 35 L

La Azotea – La Jaula, small tributary of Rio Paraná, in Pre-Delta National Park, Entre Rios, Argentina (1)

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La Azotea, small tributary of Rio Paraná, in Pre-Delta National Park, Argentina, 185 L

Lake Malawi, Taiwanee Reef near Chisumulu Island (1)

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Lake Malawi, Taiwanee Reef near Chisumulu Island, 63 L

Lake Tanganiyka, West Coast, Congo (1)

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Lake Tanganiyka, West Coast, Congo, 180 L

Lake Tanganyika near the Moliro Enclave in Tanganyika province, Congo (1)

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Lake Tanganyika near the Moliro Enclave in Tanganyika province, Congo, 460 L

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Lake Tanganyika, deep rocky sedimented habitat at Kitumba, D.R. Congo, 750 L

Lake Tanganyika, sandy sedimentary bottom area in Ndole bay, Zambia (1)

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Lake Tanganyika, sandy sedimentary bottom area in Ndole bay, Zambia, 200 L

Lake Tanganyika, South of Zongwe (1)

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Lake Tanganyika, South of Zongwe, 120 L

Lawean River Stream, the border between Probolinggo Regency and Pasuruan Regency, East Java Province, Indonesia (1)

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Lawean River Stream, the border between Probolinggo and Pasuruan, East Java Province, Indonesia, 54 L

lost river, Minas Gerais river near the waterfalls (1)

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Lost river. Minas Gerais river near the waterfalls, 128 L

Main River Bengal Assam Border, India (1)

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Main River Bengal Assam Border, India, 35 L

Maskeliya River. From Sinhala a grassy mouth of the Kelani River (1)

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Maskeliya River. From Sinhala a grassy mouth of the Kelani River, 27 L

Mekong Delta, Lake, city Can Tho, Vietnam (1)

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Mekong Delta, Lake, city Can Tho, Vietnam, 45 L

Nanshan Creek Bank (1)

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Nanshan Creek Bank, 203 L

Neolamprologus multifasciatus in Nkumbula Island(Mbyti Island) (1)

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Neolamprologus multifasciatus in Nkumbula Island / Mbyti Island, 83 L

Northwest Sumatra Small swamp Creek-Aceh Province SingkilIndonesia (1)

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Northwest Sumatra Small swamp Creek-Aceh Province Singkil/Indonesia, 38 L

Orilla de un arroyo, afluente del río Tenixtepec, Papantla, México (1)

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Orilla de un arroyo, afluente del río Tenixtepec, Papantla, México, 223 L

Parte caudalosa del Arroyo, Tlaxcalantongo, Puebla, México (1)

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Parte caudalosa del Arroyo, Tlaxcalantongo, Puebla, México, 146 L

Pond system of Mekong river delta Vietnam (1)

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Pond system of Mekong river delta Vietnam, 45 L

Pool in the rio negro of Brazil (1)

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Pool in the rio negro of Brazil, 65 L

Protected Natural Area “Lagunas de Zempoala National Park”, habitat of Ambystoma altamirani. Huitzilac, Morelos. México (1)

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Protected Natural Area “Lagunas de Zempoala National Park”. Huitzilac, Morelos. México, 160 L

Putumayo river basin in the Colombia-Perú area (1)

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Putumayo river basin in the Colombia-Perú area, 160 L

Rio Atabapo Flooded Forest (1)

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Rio Atabapo Flooded Forest, 1228 L

Rio Jesus Maria Costa Rica On the edge of the river (1)

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Rio Jesus Maria Costa Rica On the edge of the river, 576 L

Rio Jutaí, Amazonas, Brazil (1)

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Rio Jutaí, Amazonas, Brazil, 720 L

Rio Olho d'água, the tributary of Rio da Prata river, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil (1)

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Rio Olho d’água, the tributary of Rio da Prata river, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, 216 L

Rio Poranga, tropical stream in the region of São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas (1)

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Rio Poranga, tropical stream in the region of São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, 500 L

Rio unini, Deep Water and bank (1)

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Rio unini, Deep Water and bank, 450 L

Riverside area of the Rio Negro near Manaus, Brasil, South America (1)

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Riverside area of the Rio Negro near Manaus, Brasil, South America, 700 L

Rocky Coastline, Southwest Coast Lake Tanganyika, Cape Kaku, Zambia (1)

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Rocky Coastline, Southwest Coast Lake Tanganyika, Cape Kaku, Zambia, 200 L

Rocky habitat at Mtoto bay, Lake Tanganyika, DRC (1)

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Rocky habitat at Mtoto bay, Lake Tanganyika, DRC, 1100 L

Rocky habitat of chilumba port, Lake Malawi (1)

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Rocky habitat of chilumba port, Lake Malawi, 384 L

Rocky pool with thick riparian vegetation, Chaliyar River, Kerala, India (1)

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Rocky pool with thick riparian vegetation, Chaliyar River, Kerala, India, 216 L

Salobra River in the Pantanal wetlands of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil (1)

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Salobra River in the Pantanal wetlands of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, 61 L

Salobra River in the southern Pantanal wetlands of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil (1)

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Salobra River in the southern Pantanal wetlands of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, 180 L

Sandy rift in the middle reaches of the Kalchik river. Ukraine (1)

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Sandy rift in the middle reaches of the Kalchik river. Ukraine, 250 L

Shaded headwater stream, Rathburn Run in Ohio, USA (1)

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Shaded headwater stream, Rathburn Run in Ohio, USA, 80 L

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Shallow coastal section of the bazaiha river, MD. Bazaiha. Krasnoyarsk. Russia, 750 L

Shallow creek (caños) in Rio Bita drainage, Colombia (1)

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Shallow creek in Rio Bita drainage, Colombia, 60 L

Shallow Rocky Habitat, Kigoma, Tanganyika,Tanzania (1)

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Shallow Rocky Habitat, Kigoma, Tanganyika, Tanzania, 216 L

Shallow Vegetated Shoreline, Lake Tanganyika, Kipili, Tanzania (1)

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Shallow Vegetated Shoreline, Lake Tanganyika, Kipili, Tanzania, 536 L

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Shallow-swamp places of Işıklı Lake. Denizli – Turkey, 88 L

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Slow and deep tributary of lower Paraguay River, Ñeembucú, Paraguay, 576 L

Slow moving coastal stream, Hongding Mountain, Qiongzhong County, Hainan Island (1)

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Slow moving coastal stream, Hongding Mountain, Qiongzhong County, Hainan Island, 38 L

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Small Creek on the North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest , Malaysia, 65 L

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Small creeks system in Hau Giang. Vietnam, 324 L

Small lagoon at Vembanad Lake in the Kumarakom region of Kottayam, Kerala, India (1)

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Small lagoon at Vembanad Lake in the Kumarakom region of Kottayam, Kerala, India, 54 L

Small Pond System, Downstream of Brantas River Delta, East Java Province, Indonesia (1)

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Small Pond System, Downstream of Brantas River Delta, East Java Province, Indonesia, 194 L

Small rivers in the mountains, south, South Korea (1)

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Small rivers in the mountains, south, South Korea, 150 L

Sungai rambai river (1)

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Sungai rambai river, 182 L

Sunrise at Stone Crossing, dry season, Wenlock River, Australia (1)

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Sunrise at Stone Crossing, dry season, Wenlock River, Australia, 220 L

Swirl part upper Sombreiro River,Uppata Vi,Nigeria (1)

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Swirl part upper Sombreiro River, Uppata Vi, Nigeria, 440 L

Tan Shan River, tributary of Ng Tung River, New Territories, Hong Kong (1)

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Tan Shan River, tributary of Ng Tung River, New Territories, Hong Kong, 160 L

Tansa lake and wildlife sanctuary wada region of shahapur,Thane, India (1)

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Tansa lake and wildlife sanctuary wada region of shahapur,Thane, India, 80 L

Terangganu Forest, Side Channel, Sungai Katzung, Peninsular Malaysia (1)

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Teranganu Forest, side channel, Sungai Kacung, Peninsular Malaysia, 74 L

The bank of the Solinka river, near Cisna town. Bieszczady mountains. Poland (1)

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The bank of the Solinka river, near Cisna town. Bieszczady mountains. Poland, 225 L

Banks of the Silugonggo River in the dry season, Pati, Central Java, Indonesia (1)

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The banks of the Silugonggo Pati River, Central Java, Indonesia, 54 L

The coastal area of the Moctezuma river, above the town of Tamazunchale, state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico (1)

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The coastal area of the Moctezuma river, above the town of Tamazunchale, Mexico, 156 L

The northeastern part of Lake Malawi (Tanzania) in the waters between Lundo Island (1)

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The northeastern part of Lake Malawi in the waters between Lundo Island, Tanzania, 250 L

The Nyang Qu River of Yarlung Zangbo River, Tibet, China (1)

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The Nyang Qu River of Yarlung Zangbo River, Tibet, China, 864 L

The Orinoco River with Rummynose Tetra (1)

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The Orinoco River with Rummynose Tetra, 170 L

The sandy areas towards the rock face (1)

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The sandy areas towards the rock face, 190 L

The Springs at the North Side of Mount Tai in Shandong, China (1)

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The Springs at the North Side of Mount Tai in Shandong, China, 243 L

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Tidal pool near the inlet of Yantai, Shandong, 128 L

Tributary on the right bank of Xingu river, Porto De Moz, Brazil (1)

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Tributary on the right bank of Xingu river, Porto De Moz, Brazil, 1200 L

Under the Oaks along the St. Marks River Natural Bridge (1)

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Under the Oaks along the St. Marks River Natural Bridge, 110 L

Underground River Cave in Chongzuo, Guangxi, China (1)

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Underground River Cave in Chongzuo, Guangxi, China, 60 L

Unnamed creek bank in Sebangau tropical peat swamp forest Indonesia (1)

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Unnamed creek bank in Sebangau tropical peat swamp forest Indonesia, 197 L

Unnamed slugish stream in Bulungan forest , Indonesia (1)

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Unnamed slugish stream in Bulungan forest , Indonesia, 100 L

Wang-Sook Stream. Calm water flow After summer monsoon. Korea (1)

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Wang-Sook Stream. Calm water flow After summer monsoon. Korea, 1000 L