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Beautiful photo, Robert! (So what else is new??) The colors are ravishing. It's kind of hard to make out what's what but that makes it a really nice abstract. What exactly is a dune lake? Bravo!
I am taking a little heat over the A (abstract) word. I would never intentionally create one.
Dune lakes are found along the Gulf Coast in Walton County. We have sixteen of them, and they are found nowhere else in the US; however, I do understand that they are also found in Madagascar, Australia and New Zealand. Those who keep up with such things say that these lakes were formed anywhere from two and ten thousand years ago. The sand dunes, some as high as 30 feet, were created by wind blown sand coming off the beaches, making a natural dam for the lakes, which are filled by rain water and natural springs. Throughout the year, especially after heavy rains, many of these lakes will create meandering streams of water that find their way to the gulf. This allows salt water and fresh water to continually exchange and flush out the lakes creating some of the most distinct ecosystems in the world.
This is probably TMI, but you asked.