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    Lepanthes calimae

    Known only from the area where I photographed it near Lago Calima, Colombia. and Anchicayá. Endemic.
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    Busy Street

    In Trujillo, Valle, Colombia
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    Haitian Immigrants In Cali

    Thousands of Haitians immagrants most without documents are passing through Colombia in an effort to reach the United States. Currently many are holed up at the Cali bus terminal unable to get transport northward to the border with Panamá. Officially they can't board interdepartmental without...
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    Drying Cacao

    The beans are soaked in water for three days, dried in the sun for three days, peeled, roasted, ground then you are ready to make chocolate.
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    Hypercompe laeta

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    Andian Motmot

    Common endemic hereabouts.
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    Weevil

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    Euglyphis sp.

    But which one?
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    Latest Technology

    I always find it amusing to see workers from the electric company up in a hundred thousand dollar bucket truck trimming branches with a machete. In Colombia a machete is used for everything even trimming lawns.
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    Sipping Sangría

    And turning twenty one.
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    National Strike In Colombia

    For more than a month now we have been living with a national strike or "paro" in Colombia. The initial motivation for the strike was a proposed economic reform that would have hit a large portion of the population very hard by adding tax to basic food items not previously taxed. This is a...
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    Chocó Coast Seascape

    Along the Chocó Pacific coast as sun sets.
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    Fuzzy Wuzzy

    Possibly a Euglyphis sp.
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    Don't Touch

    I don't know which species this is but it will have poison glands at the base of the "hairs". Those hairs will break easily at the tip if touched and inject a venom that will cause a painful sting.There is a species in Brazil, Lonomia obliqua that can be fatal.
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    Water's Edge

    Fisherman shacks, Pacific coast of Colombia.
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    Village Circus

    The circus in a Colombian village was just awful but with an entry fee of $1.42 US for two people you could say it was worth the price. The highlight though was this little girl who could really hula whoop it up.
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    Two Story

    Pacific coast Colombia
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