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An underwater view of lily pads in a lake in the Adirondacks
April 4, 2012

Lily Pads, Eagle Lake

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

An underwater camera offers a fish's-eye view of lily pads on Eagle Lake. Sulfur dioxide from power plants made many Adirondack lakes so acidic they became fishless. Thanks to the Clean Air Act and other measures, some now show signs of recovery.

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Photograph by Michael Melford, National Geographic
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