Photo Story: Pollution on the beaches of Barra de Tijuca, Brazil

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Aerial view from a drone showing a pollution stain through the Joatinga channel towards the sea in Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

According to experts, the stain is a combination of wastewater, debris, and sediment.

The phenomenon is recurrent at low tides, which occur on full and new moons, and can last up to five days.

Via EPA-EFE/Antonio Lacerda

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