Philip Juras  2016

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Páramo above the Rio Guatiquía

Chingaza National Park, Colombia, 2016 
Oil on canvas 
30 x 48 in. (76 x 122 cm)




Above the cloud-filled canyon of the Guatiquía River in Chingaza National Park, a tall species of frailejon (espeletia uribei) rises like minature palm trees above the coarse grasses, bamboo, and shrubs that dominate the páramo as it transitions to the cloud forest below.

Also in this series:
  Puya and Espeletia
  Laguna Seca
  Espeletia Grandiflora
  Páramo above the Rio Guatiquía