Technicolor River



Nature never ceases to amaze and this is one of those things that remind us how utterly awesome it is. These pictures are real photos of a place called CaƱo Cristales located in La Macarena, one of Colombia's Nature Reserve National Parks. According to Atlas Obscura, for most of the year, this river looks just like any other river. During the wet season, the water currents are so rapid that not enough sunlight penetrates through to allow for growth, and during the dry season, there isn't enough water. In between the seasons during a short period of time is when the magic happens. At the time when the water level is just right, the many varieties of algae and moss bloom in thousands of shades of red, blue, green, and yellow, transforming a typical looking river into a technicolor destination. Recently reopened to tourists last year, this surreal scene can now be experienced by everyone. We're hoping for an adventurous film crew to document the transition or a little field trip to Colombia. We'll take whatever comes first!

Read more about it at Atlas Obscura.