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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Rio Celeste in Rain

The Rio Celeste is near La Fortuna, Costa Rica and is a famous volcanic river. Two rivers from different volcanoes intersect at a point farther upstream from this point. A chemical reaction between the two of them occurs, creating the cloudy blue color pictured in this photo.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Camera: DMC-ZS6
Copyright: © Rebecca Alley