On the northern coast of Colombia lies the city of Santa Marta. A one-hour Busride to the northeast and two hours of walking through the Selva, being eaten by mosquitos, brings you to the Parque Tayrona, a protected national park in the Colombian northern Caribbean region, named after the indigenous tribe of the Tairona who used to - and still - live in this region!
The park stretches along the coast between the sea and the mountain range of Santa Marta (an impressive view). It offers three campsites to an rapidly growing amount of backpackers from all over the world! Imagine: Only some ten or even five years ago, only few travelers went to the park, due to the high possibility of being kidnapped by Guerilla forces.
The parque Tayrona today, besides being one of the most beautiful natural sites in Colombia, is also a proof of how rapidly this country is changing, showing it's true beauty to the world.
I took the picture as a HDR (High Dynamic Range) in the early morning, because starting from 7am, it was getting to hot in the tent and anyways i didn't want to many people in the picture :)
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deadface (39) 2008-09-04 11:54
Hi, very nice photo. if the horizon were right, the picture was perfect
Chupachups (6) 2008-09-04 14:05
Photo vraiment interressante, à l'aspect irréaliste. Dommage que l''horizon ne soit pas droit.
Tayon (1985) 2008-09-05 6:28
nice hdr capture and composition
I saw your portfolio and I notice that your images are very impressive (maybe for the use of the HDR) and that you explore hard the dark tones...
this one is great, I just think that the horizon line is a bit not in the natural horizon line...
Mayaya (44) 2008-09-11 4:48
When I watch this picture, I remembered that I saw a place like this with my eyes closed when reading Gabriel García Márquez novels.
Beautiful and fantastic place...