The river appeared in the photographs beneath is Caño Cristales, an amazing brilliant river in Colombia. The river takes on various hues, including yellow, green, blue, dark, but particularly red, brought about by the weeds at the bottom of the river (Macarenia clavigera). The river is regularly called “The River of Five Colors”, “The Liquid Rainbow” “The River That Ran Away to Paradise”, and “The Most Beautiful River in the World” because of its striking hues.
This is what Caño Cristales looks like with its beautiful red shading. It would appear that something straight out of The Bible.
Interestingly, for most of the year, the river is actually indistinguishable from some other river.
It’s regularly just a bed of rocks canvassed in dull green greeneries in the cool, clear current.
During the short-range between the wet and dry seasons, when the water level is just right, a one of a kind types of plant that lines the river floor called Macarenia clavigera turns a brilliant red. It is offset by splotches of yellow and green sand, blue water, and a thousand shades in between.
The site of the river was effectively shut to tourists for quite a long while in view of guerrilla activity in the region alongside worries about the impact of unregulated tourist traffic.
It was resumed to visitors in 2009, and today there are a few Colombian tourist offices that will take visitors of a guided tour of the region.