River of Five Colors
The river shown in the photographs is the Caño Cristales, which is located near the town of La Macarena in Columbia, South America. The river, world famous for its colorful display, has been called “the river that ran away to paradise”, “the most beautiful river in the world” and “the river of five colors.
During a brief span between wet and dry seasons, when the water level is just right, the many varieties of algae and moss bloom in a dazzling display of colors. Without any roads leading to this river, it must be accessed by horse.