Photographer's Note

View of the Guam river taken from the belvedere of the Lighthouse of Belm.


The Guam River has its source in the Coroado Mountain Range and has a length of 700km untill its mouth in the waters of Guajar Bay, in Belm, being navigable for 160km. Its basin drains an area of 87.389,54 km. The mouth of the Guam River and the mouth of the Acar River give origin to the Guajar Bay, with a width of 900m.

Besides the city of Belm, the river also crosses the cities of Bujaru, So Domingos do Capim, So Miguel do Guam and Ourm. From Guam River comes 75% of the water consumed in Belm.


The vegetation in the foreground is called "aningal" and is formed by a plant known as "aninga"(Montrichardia linifera), common in the edges of the rivers and islands of the Amazon Forest.


Across the river you can see Combu Island, located in the left margin of the Guam River in front of the city of Belm, it has an approximate area of 15 km, with rainforest covering most of the island.


The title, meaning something like "eyes of river", comes from a line of the lyrics of a song called "Olho de Boto" (Eye of River Dolphin), by Nilson Chaves, a composer/singer born in the state of Par.

A link if you want to listen to the beautiful song:

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