Thursday, October 7, 2010

Jordan River

I'm kidding, I just gave the post that title because of the *cough* uncanny resemblance.

So this is Caño Cristales, "The River That Ran Away to Paradise", "The River of Five Colors" or "The Most Beautiful River in the World".

Located in the Sierra de la Macarena, Colombia, South America, this river is only a 100 km long and 20 m wide, it gained the name "River of Five Colors" because the pigments produced by algae living at the bottom of the river give it different colors during a short period of time between the wet and dry seasons in Colombia (late October and early November).

It is however inaccessible by road, and tourists can only reach it either by walking or on horseback with a guide.

Here are some pictures I got from Flickr thanks to the lovely people who allow sharing :)

Caño Cristales (Colombia)

Cano Cristales (Colombia)

Caño Cristales

Caño Cristales


Caño Cristales, La Macarena

rio caño cristales

Meta Caño cristales

There's so much beauty around the world, but we tend to go for the obvious and easy in all aspects of our lives, I think we should look for the hidden (at least from our point of view) beauty more often.

Sources: Wikipedia [Spanish] and Atlas Obscura.