Parque Nacional Natural Utría (Utría National Park), Colombia

Arrival on the beach at Parque Nacional Natural Utría (Utría National Park), Colombia

Arrival on the beach at Parque Nacional Natural Utría (Utría National Park), Colombia

Located north of Nuqui on Colombia’s Pacific Coast, Parque Nacional Natural Utría (Utría National Park) is considered to be one-of-a-kind, containing a variety of ecosystems, ranging from the sea to the jungle.  It framed by the vastness of the Pacific Ocean and the foothills of the Serrania del Baudo.  Utría is considered to be one of the most bio-diverse national parks, not only in Colombia but in the world.

Kayaking in the seclusion of the mangroves at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

Kayaking in the seclusion of the mangroves at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

We first had an opportunity to kayak along the coast and through the shallow waters of the mangrove swamps, getting up close to an amazing wealth of flora and fauna.

Mangrove roots at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

Mangrove roots at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

Gecko at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

Gecko at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

After our two-hour kayaking excursion, we walked along a newly installed boardwalk, through the mangrove swamps, catching sight of a broad array of flora and fauna in a virtually untouched ecosystem.

Tree fern at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

Tree fern at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

 

Mangroves at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

Mangroves at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

 

Bromeliads at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

Bromeliads at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

 

Closeup of Bromeliad at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

Closeup of Bromeliad at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

 

Black (and red) crab climbing a tree at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

Black (and red) crab climbing a tree at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

 

Flower at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

Flower at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

 

Elevated walkway for exploring the flora and fauna at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

Elevated walkway for exploring the flora and fauna at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

 

Vine at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

Vine at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

 

Ants moving leaves at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

Ants moving leaves at Parque Nacional Natural Utria (Utria National Park), Colombia

 

4 thoughts on “Parque Nacional Natural Utría (Utría National Park), Colombia

  1. Beautiful Park, Richard, and you took amazing photos, specially of the mangroves. Bravo, you’re a great photographer! Lots of love to you and Robin xxxxx

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  2. Rich,

    Thanks. The mangroves remind me of Florida, but much of the scenery looks more temperate. Hope you are enjoying some drugs that are illegal here.

    Paul

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  3. Better bring that Black Crab home. No crabs here yet, toxic algae ban still in place. Maybe by the holidays? Like those industrious ants at work. Karl Marx would approve of such worker unison.

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