Big Picture: Taking flight with first light

Before the arrival of the first cruise ships of the day to Cartagena, this heron takes flight against a backdrop of the morning light.

Big Picture: Medellín decked with Christmas lights

Medellín's Christmas Lighting (El Alumbrado) outshines other Colombian cities for its coverage and themes.

Big Picture: Worthless banknotes and the art of Butterflies

Art took flight with this installation by conceptual artist Sergio Mendoza during the recent Barcú cultural fair in Bogotá.

Big Picture: Colombia rides with the wind

Colombia is a country of sporting prowess and championship athletes. During the recent World Equestrian Games, the country's best horses and riders showed their skill on the circuit.

Big Picture: A hymn from Nazareth, La Guajira

At the tip of Colombia's department of La Guajira is the small town of Nazareth and at the heart of Wayúu culture. The girls boarding school is one of its most important landmarks.

Big Picture: The old colored doors of Quindío

After multiple trips to the heart of Colombia's Coffee Axis, Dutch photographer Fetze Weerstra created a stunning collage of the old doors of Quindío.

Big Picture from Colombia: The northernmost mule of South America

With the stunning backdrop of the Taroa Dunes in Punta Gallinas, the northernmost point of Colombia, a Wayúu family rest with their beast of burden after returning from a local market.

Big Picture: The San José galleon from a Rembus 6000

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution confirmed Monday that a REMBUS 6000 submersible vehicle captured thousands of images of the "holy grail of shipwrecks" - the Galeón San José

Big Picture: A mountain at the heart of art

The majestic stratosphere volcano, Nevado del Tolima, was the source of inspiration for an art exhibition in 1859 called Heart of the Andes by Frederic Edwin Church.

Big Picture: A volcano from the heavens

This stunning image captured from the International Space station by NASA captures the grandeur of the Nevado del Ruíz volcano.

Big Picture: The long journey across the Llanos Orientales

Carlos Pineda's latest coffeetable book "Faena de Llano" is a visual document of daily life on Colombia's Eastern Plains.

Big Picture: Flying the colors of Colombia

Our final Big Picture of 2017 was captured on the majestic Río Guaviare waterway that flows from the high altitude wetlands of the Sumapaz to the Orinoco.

Big Picture: When gastronomy comes calling

During the recent Gastronomy Congress in the southern city of Popayán, known as the White City, these companions were enjoying a morning snack before heading to the local market.

Big Picture: Sixty years of color and tradition in Medellín

Big Picture: The Medellín flower parade celebrated 60 years with an impressive parade of flowers from the region's farms and highlight on Colombia's busy festival calendar.

Big Picture from Colombia: A meeting of mules in Tolima

Photographer Mike Evans has released a book of stunning images taken during seven years in Colombia. We share a Big Picture taken in Murillo, Tolima.

Big Picture: United by Mochilas and a Sacred Mountain

In this image captured by Fransisco Duque, two members of the Arhuaco community enjoy a silent moment of 'mambeo' in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

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