Maypures: Waterway of the “Eighth Wonder of the World”

Photographer Gabriel Eisenband captured this impressive picture of the Maypures rapids in the Tuparro National Park.

Big Picture: A palm grows in La Candelaria

The mood may recall Marrakech, but even though there is no beach nor desert close to the Colombian capital, palms have been growing in La Candelaria for centuries.

Big Picture: First light in the ‘mother of nations’

Stunning photograph as morning mist rises near Aguadas, Caldas. Photo: Carlos Pineda
Colombia's Rio Magdalena, as photographed by Jorge Panchoaga.

Last light on Colombia’s ‘River of Tombs’

Photographer Jorge Panchoaga captures last light on Colombia's principal river, the Magdalena, a key route for travel, transporting goods and a source of food for centuries.
A curious passenger gets ready for a ride. (Photo by Alejandra Parra)

Bogotá in front of the camera in ‘Otrora’

Alejandra Parra's work features Bogotá from fresh perspectives in the Otrora exhibition, which runs through mid-November.
Actor Juan Gabriel Mesa stands with a rooster during the shooting of a short film in Carmen de Viboral. (Photo by Esteban Valencia)

Capturing a moment in Carmen de Viboral

An actor poses for filmmakers in this featured photo taken in the small Antioquian town of Carmen de Viboral.
Fishermen cast their nets in the Magdalena River near Colombia's Tatacoa Desert

Last light of the Tatacoa Desert

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Páramo de letras, Tolima, Photo: Carlos Pineda

The long journey home

A BIG PICTURE from central Colombia and the department of Tolima, by photographer Carlos Pineda.
Gathering of indigenous leaders from across Colombia to honor Mother Earth in the Sumapaz wetlands. Photo: Eden Krsmanovic

Harmony for the sacred páramo of Sumapaz

A gathering at high altitude in the Sumapaz brought together indigenous representatives from across Colombia to tribute Mother Nature.
A Wayúu mother and child pose in Colombia's La Guajira region. (Photo by Camilo George)

A Wayúu family moment

Devastated by drought caused by El Niño, Colombia's Wayúu community struggles to survive in the harsh but beautiful climate of La Guajira.
In Colombia, cumbia music and dance are traditions that stretch all the way back to Africa. (Photo by Carlos Bernate)

Cumbia by candlelight

With origins in Africa, Cumbia is nonetheless a deeply ingrained part of Colombian traditional culture.
Chivas in Antioquia

Rush hour along the Chiva trail

Colombia's colorful Chivas provide a traditional and unique form of transportation, particularly in the country's central Andes region.
Las Lajas

Las Lajas and the bridge of faith

The Las Lajas cathedral in Ipiales is one of Colombia's most iconic landmarks, and has been named one of the world's most beautiful churches.
Magic hour in Cartagena

Magic hour in Cartagena

As the sun sets, Cartagena comes to life. People wander into the streets, cafes and bars safe from the sweltering heat of the day.
Chingaza's majestic moors rise high above Cundinamarca.

The majestic moors of Chingaza

High above Bogotá lies Chingaza, a wild moorland and critical hydrological ecosystem that is also home to rare plant and animal species.

Sumapaz: Into the ‘País de Niebla”

A lagoon is blanketed by clouds and wild frailejón in the high-altitude wetland of Sumapaz.

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