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This landscape looks like an abstract painting but is in fact a shallow river which feeds into one of the largest and deepest lakes in Canada.<br />
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The William River flows into Lake Athabasca, whose sand dunes are estimated to be around 8,000 years old and formed near the end of the last ice age.<br />
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Athabasca Sand Dunes, in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada, is extremely remote - with no communities, services, facilities or roads.<br />
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The area boasts a boreal forest as well as a desert, and the landscape is sculpted by the wind and water with the river and stones all shaped as a result of the elements.<br />
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