Tropical Beauty: LANDSCAPES
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Río Celeste, Costa Rica. 2009

Celeste River is a river in Tenorio Volcano National Park of Costa Rica. It is notable for its distinctive turquoise coloration. The Celeste River also borders several hot springs and has one large waterfall. It takes about an hour to hike to the waterfall from the park's entrance. The source of the river's distinctive turquoise color is not a due to a chemical species but to a physical phenomenon known as Mie scattering. Celeste River is fed by two colorless rivers, the Buenavista River and Sour Creek. Buenavista River carries a large concentration of aluminosilicate particles with a small diameter. Sour Creek, as its name implies, has a high acidity due to volcanic activity. When these two streams mix to form Celeste River, the drop in pH causes the aluminosilicate particles to aggregate and enlarge to a diameter of about 566 nm. These suspended particles produce Mie scattering which gives the river a strong sky blue color.” Quoted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celeste_River (2015)

Río Celeste, Costa Rica. 2009
Río Celeste, Costa Rica. 2009
Río Celeste, Costa Rica. 2009
San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica. 2006-2012

Dota is the name of the 17th canton in the province of San José in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 400.22 square kilometres (154.53 sq mi),and has a population of 6,940 (estimate as of 2003).The capital city of the canton is Santa María. The canton is delineated by the Río Savegre on the south and southeast, the Río Naranjo on the west and the Cordillera de Talamanca on the north and northeast."

San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica. 2006
San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica. 2012
San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica. 2012
San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica. 2012
San Isidro del General, Costa Rica. 2007

San Isidro de El General is the name of the first district of the canton of Pérez Zeledón, in the southern part of the province of San José in Costa Rica, as well as the name of said district's main city. San Isidro de El General is the most populous city in the Brunca region. It is located at 130 km from San José and 212 km from Paso Canoas, a border town with Panama“. Quoted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Isidro_de_El_General (2015)

San Isidro del General, Costa Rica. 2007
San Isidro del General, Costa Rica. 2007
San Isidro del General, Costa Rica. 2007