Sunset at low tide on the Chocó, Colombia coast.
Crab scurries away from the surf on the Chocó, Colombia coast.
Sunset on the Chocó, Colombia coast.
Birds fly over the Chocó, Colombia coast at sunset.
Swimming with a humpback, or ballena jorobada, in the Pacific. Taken in Chocó, Colombia. Photo featured in Colombia Reports at http://colombiareports.co/el-choco-colombias-wild-pacific-coast/
Children walk the beach on the Chocó, Colombia coast at sunset.
The dreamy low-tide sunset is a stark contrast to the night sky of the Chocó. The clouds grow angry and bloated until they give way to a psychotic tantrum that threatens to wash the village into the sea. Every night in my bungalow, I lay awake listening. The lightning is ceaseless and judging by the…
Mating Atelopus spurrelli, a type of Harlequin toad. I encountered these two at the bitter end of a solo climb up a creek and its falls.
Diego, my friend and guide through the jungle of coastal Chocó.
Unidentified toad encountered in the Chocó.
Arusi color morph of the Harlequin Poison Dart Frog. Encountered with the help of my friend and guide, Diego. Chocó, Colombia.
Atelopus spurrelli, a type of Harlequin toad. A green variation.
A Yellow-Bellied Poison Frog.
Kokoe Poison Dart Frog or a variation of the species. Its young tadpoles ride on the back while the adult chomps down on an insect. Known as the third most poisonous species of frog in the world.
My first instinct was not to write about this place so nobody new would find out it exists. On the other hand, like so many of the best places, Colombia’s Chocó coast could stand to be taken notice of by the right folks from the outside. A land packed to the green brim with endemic…