This is one of the world's only pure blue lizards, and unfortunately it's on the verge of extinction. The Blue Anole (Anolis gorgonae) looks like a little slice of sky as it slinks through the dense forests of Gorgona. The lizard is so reclusive and rare that scientists have a hard time even estimating what the total population of the species may be. #The Blue Anole #blue lizard #photography
A Multitude of Morphs: Harlequin Dart Frogs - Pictured here is the Koi morph. These are Harlequin Poison Dart Frogs (Oophaga histrionica, Oophaga sylvatica - two "different" [this is debated] species). These creatures come in a multitude of color morphs depending on the specific valley within their native region they hail from. Amazingly, the various color morphs can be found surprisingly close to one another, with different colored populations as near as adjacent hillsides!
With a rich history and a promising future, Bogotá, Colombia is a fascinating place to be right now. And it’s so much bigger than you think! With a metro population of nearly ten million people, the city dwarfs most American and European cities. Here’s how to experience the best of the best with 48 hours in Bogotá!
The Purple-throated Woodstar, Calliphlox Mitchellii, is a species of hummingbird, and it is one of the four Calliphlox genera, the woodstars. The species is found in Colombia and Ecuador, and a minor localized population in Panama, 600 km from its main species distribution.
This pin is of a Catholic church located in Colombia. I chose this pin because it shows that a good population of the Colombian culture is Catholic. It could be relevant to someone taking care of someone of the Colombian culture and be familiar with the Catholic religion.
Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador is a representative democratic republic in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Ecuador also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometres west of the mainland. ** Founded: May 24, 1822 Population: 15.74 million (2013). Capital: Quito
This article in Yale's Environment 360 is called "The Folly of Big Agriculture: Why Nature Always Wins." The article argues that the entire theory behind GMO crops and associated pesticide use does not fundamentally make sense, and is leading us down the wrong path.
The Scarlet Peacock (Anartia amathea) is a common and very beautiful species which is found on both sides of the Andes, from Colombia to northern Chile. Its ubiquitous nature and contiguous populations result in regular exchange of genetic material, so no subspecies have yet evolved, and there is very little variation in markings between individuals.