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photoblog image Whirlpool

Captured this whirlpool at the Akusombo dam in Ghana. This dam is the major source of the country's electricity.

The whirlpool is as result of  the low level of the water entering into the turbines. The pressure flowing into the water turns the turbine which in turn produces electricity.

Prior to the drying up of the dam, Ghana hardly ever expercienced power outage and supplied electricity to about six other countries in Africa.

For me the beauty of the picture is the reflection of the sun on the water surface. What do you think?

VZ from Atlanta, Georgia, USA 3 Mar 2008, 00:05
What I think is gosh, that's so damn cool. I'm looking right into the eye of a some kind of wild animal, or, shoot even higher, into the eye of the evil himself.
Deji Olatunde: Thanks VZ.

kunle lowo from Nigeria 3 Mar 2008, 10:33
wonderful capture. I think i need to visit Ghana soon.
Deji Olatunde: I really think you should. It is a beautiful place. Thanks for stopping by.

Sarina Gitoroemakso from Amsterdam/Sint.Maarten/London 3 Mar 2008, 11:05
interesting capture
Deji Olatunde: Thanks Sarina.

Chas Fowler 3 Mar 2008, 15:32
amazing.

Chas
Deji Olatunde: Thanks Chas

Martin 3 Mar 2008, 18:48
I thought it was a picture of a storm, but I guess it is the same concept. Very nice capture!
Deji Olatunde: Thanks Martin

latest comment
John from Norwich, England 3 Mar 2008, 20:35
What a great image ... it looks like a metal casting !!! I would love to see this cast in a bronze.

JOhn
Deji Olatunde: Thanks a lot John.

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