Little is known of the history of this awe-striking river. The people who live near its shores never considered it to be uncommon until photographer Steve Richards saw it from above and revealed its fantastic form in a photograph.

The mythological shape of the Odeleite, located in the Caestro Marim municipality in Portugal, has astounded both the Portuguese and Web users since Richards published this image on Flickr. Its outline is exactly like a blue Chinese dragon. A long, scaly, meandering blue dragon.

If seen from above, some say, the Odeleite Dam has the shape of a blue dragon. Located in the municipality of Castro Marim, in the Algarve, the Odeleite Dam was built on the Odeleite river, which rises in the Serra do Caldeirão and is a tributary of the River Guadiana.

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