Beaches and Birds: A Lagos Weekend

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Continued from: Beaches and Birds

It is Harmattan season! Harmattan is a trade wind blowing northeasterly strengthened by low pressure in the Gulf of Guinea from November to March. It picks up dust over the western Sahara and carries it along West Africa.  The hazy, dusty days block the sunlight that dries and cools the air. For all the negative warnings, the Harmattan dust is good for the environment bringing nutrients and minerals that is necessary for plant life. (Read The Secret Life of Dust from Cosmos to Kitchen Counter, the Big Consequences of Little Things by Hannah Holmes.) Definitely, the dusty atmosphere alters photograph clarity as seen in many of the photographs below.

A Sunday’s afternoon trip ‘up the creek’. (Run cursor over picture for description.)


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