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Surreal Wax Palm Trees Against Dramatic Sky, Cocora Valley, #Colombia (#Photo of the Day) #nature

The palma de cera, wax palm tree (ceroxylon quindiuense), is Colombia’s national tree and a beautiful sight to see! They’re found in the high-altitude Cocora Valley, located near the town of Salento, in the department of Quindio. This is one of the only places in the world to see them in their natural habitat.

I saw hundreds of these trees while horseback riding in the valley and thought they were rather surreal looking at times, which is why I’m sharing this photo with you. Trees against a dramatic sky always get my attention.

Wax palm trees, Cocora Valley, Colombia

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Learn more about chicken buses by checking out these links:

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Want the quick fix? Watch the YouTube video to the right of this box.  Vicarious thrills guaranteed!

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