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Green Lagoon in Yaiza, Spain

An old volcano on Spain's Canary Islands guards an unusual lagoon. The water’s verdant color, magnified by the black terrain it rests atop, makes it look as though it should be seeping from a cartoon villain’s lair or stewing with some sort of toxic sludge. The Green Lagoon (also called Charco Verde and Charco de los Clicos) is formed by ocean water that becomes trapped in a crater on the beach that hugs the volcano’s western base.
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