The diverse topography of Colombia is nature’s way to splash colors on the most breathtaking of canvases. Despite its modest size in terms of area, Colombia is among the world’s 17 most diverse countries and nearly 20% of the Earth’s species of birds live here. It is truly the El Dorado for avian enthusiasts and photographers.
Words fall short while describing the natural beauty of Colombia. Talking about the biodiversity is not complete without describing the mind-boggling topography. The Andes is the most prominent geographical feature of the Colombian landscape and it branches out into three ranges or Cordilleras dividing the country into different ecological zones. The large plains of the Amazon and Orinoco basins lie to the East, lowlands along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts are in the west, followed by the snow-capped Alpine forest region of the Central and Eastern Cordilleras. The plains north of Amazon rain-forests is known as Llanos and this zone hosts the Tropical Savannahs and is a home to several aquatic birds. The thin strip of lowlands along the Pacific coast falls under the Chocó Bioregion and then it abruptly rises to form the Western Cordilleras. The highest ridges of Andes are characterized by moorlands known as Páramos. To the east, there are the Amazonian forests that cover the vast plains and to the North lies the dry forest and desert. Each forest or habitat is teeming with birds with vibrant plumage that you must see to believe!
Colombia truly is a box full of surprises! This beautiful Latin American country is just not a home to endemic bird species, here you will find a large variety of marine fish, butterflies, 7,000 species of beetles, 1,900 species of mollusks and at least 300,000 invertebrates. The list goes on and this invariably makes Colombia a go-to destination for eco-tourists and photographers!
So, you can already guess our photo tour is going to be intense where we will get a chance to shoot at the feeders, set up multi-flash camera setups to catch up with the Buffy Helmetcrest and the multi-hued Tanagers and go for hikes and nature trails to spot the very rare Cock of the Rock in Leks. You will also get a chance to do opportunistic shooting to create some larger than life yet natural images.
We will shoot in the early morning light so that the chances of sightings will be maximum. We will do our utmost to ensure that you can immerse yourself totally in bird, nature and landscape photography under the guidance of our tour leaders. After all, at Tropical Photo Tours our aim is to let you shoot the images of a lifetime!