Photo Essay: Bearded Trees and Filtered Sunlight at San Gil’s Parque El Gallineral

by Ekua on August 29, 2013 in captured on memory card,Colombia,the natural world

The deeper you go into Parque El Gallineral, the more you feel like you are in some kind of tropical enchanted forest. Long wisps of sun-infused moss hang from the branches of Ceiba trees whose roots spread away from their bases like spindly fingers, firmly gripping the ground. Electric colors accent the green and sunlight, taking the form of flowering heliconia and butterflies and parrots. It’s quiet, and quite often it’s just you and the trees. There are many paths to take and bridges to cross and as you wander further into the park, it feels like you’ll get lost in this land of bearded trees and komorebi. And why not do just that?

Parque El Gallineral in San Gil, Colombia

Parque El Gallineral in San Gil, Colombia

Parque El Gallineral in San Gil, Colombia

Parque El Gallineral in San Gil, Colombia

Parque El Gallineral in San Gil, Colombia

Parque El Gallineral in San Gil, Colombia

Parque El Gallineral in San Gil, Colombia

Parque El Gallineral in San Gil, Colombia

Parque El Gallineral in San Gil, Colombia

Parque El Gallineral in San Gil, Colombia

Parque El Gallineral in San Gil, Colombia

Parque El Gallineral in San Gil, Colombia

Parque El Gallineral in San Gil, Colombia

Parque El Gallineral in San Gil, Colombia

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Quyen August 29, 2013 at 9:10 am

What beautiful pictures! This reminds me of my honeymoon in the Peruvian rain forest!

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Andi of My Beautiful Adventures August 29, 2013 at 7:53 pm

What an insanely gorgeous place!

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