Walk the Earf : Caristales

The river, world famous for itsAcolorfulAdisplay, has been called:"the river that ran away to paradise," "the most beautiful river in the world" and "the river of five colors".

DuringAColombiaA‘s wet season, the water flows fast and deep, obscuring the bottom of the river and denying the mosses and algae that call the river home the sun that they need. During the dry season there is not enough water to support the dazzling array of life in the river. But during a brief span between the wet and dry seasons, when the water level is just right, the many varieties of algae and moss bloom in a dazzlingAdisplayAof colours. Blotches of amarillo , blue, green, black and red - and a thousand shades in between - coat the river.



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Posted: August 13th, 2010
at 7:59pm by Koookiecrumbles

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