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Colombia: where waters flow in rainbows
Posted on 15/07/2016 5 shares

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Sometimes, nature really does show off its exceptional artistic talent and there are few better examples of that than the 'most beautiful river in the world'.

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  • Caño Cristales, Colombia
    Caño Cristales, Colombia

    The Caño Cristales, or the river of crystals, is undoubtedly a wonder of nature and one of the most admired places of Colombia.

  • Caño Cristales, Colombia
    Caño Cristales, Colombia

    A tributary of the Guayabero River, the Caño Cristales flows for 100 km through the Serrania de la Macarena National Park, an area that boasts incredible biodiversity with the convergence of three amazing regions: the Andes, the Amazon and the Eastern Llanos.

  • Caño Cristales, Colombia
    Caño Cristales, Colombia

    This river looks like a painter's palette, with its constantly changing colours. Between June and November, the river is coloured in a range of yellow, green, pink, red and black and hues.

  • Caño Cristales, Colombia
    Caño Cristales, Colombia

    During the rest of the year, the Caño Cristales is a normal river, whose bed is formed by rocks and covered with moss.

  • Caño Cristales, Colombia
    Caño Cristales, Colombia

    The bright red-pink colours are caused by an endemic plant species, Macarenia clavígera, found in a variety of rivers (the Caño Siete Machos, for example), which cling to the rocks wherever the river has a fast current.

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