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Picture Highlights from Colombia


PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS FROM A SEP-OCT 2011 VISIT


Sunset in Colombia's llanos region



Isla Gorgona



Butterfly



Cattle in Colombia's llanos



Chestnut-eared Aracari



Blue-gray tanager



Bird of paradise



Horned screamer



Sally lightfoot crab



Burrowing Owl



Cabybara



Cabybara



Capybaras in a river



Horned screamer chick



Young green iguana



Melanerpes Woodpecker



Isla Gorgona



Scarlet ibis



Strangler fig



Horned screamer



Orinoco Geese (Neochen jubata)



Capabaras



Burrowing Owl



Hoatzins



Scarlet ibis



Capybara



Colombian cowboys wrangling wild horses



Red-headed basilisk



Hoatzins



White-headed capuchin monkey (Cebus capucinus) tearing open an ant nest



Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)



Cattle



Rubber latex dripping into catchment containers



Butterfly



Brown Vine Snake (Oxybelis aeneus)



Cattle in Colombia's llanos



Male iguanas fighting



Crabs



Flock of egrets



Horned screamer



Brown-throated Parakeets (Aratinga pertinax)



Hoatzins



Male iguanas bloodied during a fight



Red crabs



Bird of paradise



Sugar cane in Colombia



Sunset over the Sierra Nevadas del Cocuy



Gorgona island



Cattle in Colombia's llanos



Butterfly



Capybara, including babies, on a beach



Green iguana headshot



Cabybara



Blue-and-yellow macaw



Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) in flight



River turtles



Red crabs on Playa Palmera



Fish



Cabybara



Industrial rubber plantation



Pair of Orinoco geese



Brown Vine Snake (Oxybelis aeneus)



Horned screamer



Hoatzins



Rubber plantation in eastern Colombia



Hoatzin



Blue anole (Courtesy of Aviatur)



Swamp forest in Western Colombia



Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)



Capybara at sunset



Industrial rubber plantation



Blue and yellow macaw



Male iguanas fighting



Red Heliconia stem



Butterfly



White-headed capuchin monkey



Flock of egrets



Horned screamer



Hypsiboas tree frog



White-blue leafhopper



Orange and black fly



Waterfall entering the turquoise sea and rainforest of Gorgona Island



Green iguana headshot



Caimain



Male iguanas fighting



Hoatzins



Isla Gorgona



Sunsets over the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy



Cabybara



Rainforest of Gorgona island



Caiman



Cow



Deforestation in Colombia's Choco



Cabybara



Male iguanas fighting



Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)



Cabybara



Marbled Poison Dart Frog (Epipedobates boulengeri)



Red crab on Playa Palmera



Green-tailed Jacamar (Galbula galbula)



Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)



Profile of a common green iguana (Iguana iguana)



Cane field in Colombia



Black vulture



Sunset in Colombia's llanos region



Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)



Eucalyptus plantation in Colombia



American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)



Coastal forest in Western Colombia



River turtles



Cattle



Tree frog



Chestnut-eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis)



Industrial rubber plantation



Butterfly



Cabybara



Red howler monkey



Male iguanas fighting



Male iguanas fighting



Ginger



Male iguanas bloodied during a fight



Blue-and-yellow macaw



Capybara on a beach



Acacia plantation in Colombia



Rubber plantation in eastern Colombia



Beach on Isla Gorgona



Common green iguana




2011 highlights page 1 | 2011 highlights page 2 | 2011 highlights page 3 | 2010 highlights | 2006-2007 trip highlights

Colombia Rainforest report
Colombia deforestation rates



News on Colombia

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