A Yellow Throated Toucan, Columbia.

A yellow-throated toucan. One in seven of all animal species can be found in Colombia, including 467 types of mammals, 1,768 birds, 609 amphibians and 475 reptiles
Source: Big cats and exotic birds: Colombia’s rescued animals – in pictures | World news | The Guardian

Woman in a Blaze of Colour.

Image Credit: Photograph by Stanislav Shmelev, Winner of Competition.
Photographers Comment: I took this picture of a woman in her traditional clothing in Cartagena, Colombia.
Comment from Paul Goldstein, Judge: The blaze of colour from every angle, the boldness of the picture, taken from behind, which gives it so much more allure and frankly a superb get up.
Did I mention the colours?
Oh, and that looks suspiciously like a Nokia.
Source: Readers’ travel photography competition: March – the winners | Travel | The Guardian

Solar Balloon Festival.


Some photographs of the Solar Balloon Festival, an event which is held annually in the city of Envidago in Colombia, and that brings together many artists around the creation of gigantic balloons.
This year the theme of the Solar Balloon Festival was the history and culture of Mexico, resulting in colorful creations around Quetzalcoatl, the Mexican folklore and popular culture of the country.
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via Colorful pictures of the Solar Balloon Festival | Ufunk.net.