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!
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!
The Kermode bear, also known as a "spirit bear," is a subspecies of the North American Black Bear and lives in the central and north coast of British Columbia, Canada. About 1/10 of their population has white or cream-coloured coats. by Nathan Lovas
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 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.