In Colombia's natural parks, you begin to truly understand the meaning of biodiversity. Seeing so many life forms is overwhelming.
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Colombian Pacific Coast /Picture tschoftel/
Stretching for 1.300 kilometers, the Pacific Coast of Colombia is one of the wettest regions on Earth, with a rainfall of over ten thousand cubic millimeters per year. The northern part, where the hills of Baud sink into the ocean forming bays and inlets, is a jungle region of great biodiversity. The flatter south is bordered by cliffs and beaches lined with mangroves and crossed by wide rivers.
Green waters glimmer with life.
Offshore, the islands of Gorgona and Gorgonilla are fauna and flora sanctuaries protected by the State. Their waters are visited each August by enormous humpbacked whales arriving from the south. Three hundred kilometers from the coast, the island rock of Malpelo emerges from the depths of the ocean surrounded by remarkable underwater life.