Tag: Wax palm

Day 123

Hi People!

Today I went to have lunch with my family in a small town not too far away from my city; there is a valley beside the town and it is one of the biggest landmarks in Colombia.

The name is name is Cocora Valley and is located in the center of the Andean mountains.

It’s name comes from the Quimbayan culture, Cocora was the name of a quimbayan princess and it means “Star of water”.

This is the main location of the national tree of Colombia, the wax palm; there are also lots of different animals and types of flowers to see; the landscape is absolutely breathtaking.

I wanted to show the wax palms on the top of a mountain with fog, and some other day when I go back and the weather is better, make a panorama of the landscape so you can see how is it like.

It’s unbelievable that I’ve been to Salento (the town close to the valley” countless times and I had never gone to the valley before. It’s a place that I highly recommend to visit if you get the chance.

Exif Data: Nikon D5000 ; lens: Tamron AF 55-200; 200 mm, ISO 400; f/5,6 ; 1/2000 sec.

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Regards.

Hola!

Hoy fui a almorzar con mi familia en un pueblo pequeño, no muy lejos de mi ciudad; cerca a Salento, el pueblo del que hablo, hay un valle que es uno de los paisajes más importantes y atractivos de Colombia.

Se llama Cocora, está ubicado en la parte central de la coordillera de los Andes, y su nombre viene del nombre de una princesa quimbaya; el significado de la palabra Corcora es “estrella de agua”.

Es el principal lugar de l árbol nacional de Colombia, la palma de cera; además hay una gran variedad de fauna y flora para ver. El paisaje es de sueño!

Es increible que viviendo tan cerca, nunca hubiera ido a este lugar, es definitivamente un sitio que todos deben conocer.

Datos de la toma: Nikon D5000 ; lente: Tamron AF 55-200; 200 mm, ISO 400; f/5,6 ; 1/2000 sec.

Críticas, comentarios y/o sugerencias son bienvenidas.

Saludos!

Pablo.

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