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Andes: Recinto del Pensamiento

I went on a recent roadtrip with my dad along Colombia’s Central Andes in hopes of finding and photographing some of the region’s wildlife, particularly birds. Travelling south from Medellin, we stopped at several places like Recinto del Pensamiento, a hotel and convention centre outside Manizales where the community has been able to learn about conservation and nature.
Recientemente hice un viaje con mi papá por las carreteras de la Cordillera Central de los Andes colombianos, para encontrar y fotografiar la vida animal de la región, especialmente las aves. Viajando hacia el sur desde Medellín, paramos en varios lugares como el Recinto del Pensamiento, un hotel y centro de convenciones en las afueras de Manizales, donde la comunidad ha podido aprender sobre la conservación y la naturaleza.


Recinto del Pensamiento


Many animals like sheep,  ostriches, and deer, are cared for on the grounds.
Muchos animales como ovejas, avestruces, y venados son cuidados en el Recinto.


One of the main attractions are the variety of birds that visit the grounds, especially several species of hummingbirds like the colibri coruscans with its bright blue ‘ears’.
Una de las mayores atracciones es la variedad de aves que visitan el Recinto, especialmente las especies de colibríes, como el colibrí chillón con sus ‘orejas’ azules.

Flora & Insects

They also care for a wide array of endemic flowers, like orchids and passifloras, and the jewel-like coccoons of several types of butterflies.
También cuidan de una gran selección de flores endémicas, como orquídeas y passifloras, y las crisálidas que parecen joyas que envuelven diferentes especies de mariposas.

Wildlife Galleries


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