Independence lights of Colombia’s Puente de Boyacá

The Puente de Boyacá joins the alumbrados across the nation with a festive display of lights marking the country's bicentenary of independence.

Big Picture: Rolling to the rhythm of Cartagena

Cartagena, like many other Colombian cities, moves to its own rhythm with rickety carts serving as their informal food stalls or for moving heavy materials.

Big Picture: Reaching the summit of El Cocuy

El Cocuy covers three departments - Boyacá, Santander and Arauca - and one of the most remote National Parks in Colombia. Rising to 4,600 meters a.s.l., PNN Cocuy is also among the most challenging mountain ranges for experienced hikers.

Big Picture: “I’ll follow Bolívar as far as Bogotá”

As part of the bicentenary celebrations of 1819, Colombia's Armed Forces are reenacting the route taken by General Simón Bolívar.

Big Picture: A Kogi family moment at the beach of Dibulla.

Photographer Catalina Hernández captured an intimate moment of a Kogi family on the beach of Dibulla, La Guajira, and place they consider to be sacred.

Big Picture: Reflection of the Amazon backwaters

The best time for taking stunning pictures of the Amazon is with first light when the tree canopy reflects in the watershed of the majestic river.

Big Picture: The umbrellas of Calle Angosto in Cartagena

Photographer Louis Vest captured this image of umbrellas in the historic quarter of Getsemani, Cartagena, home to artists' studios and art-nouveau boutique hotels.

Big Picture: Waiting for the chiva in Jardín, Antioquia.

Photographer Pedro Szekely brings us a stunning image of the villagers in Jardín, Antioquia basking in the sunlight, and town known for its colorful architecture.

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