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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Swinging into the Rio Tanama

In the Rio Abajo jungle of central Puerto Rico, the Rio Tanama flows down waterfalls and through abandoned hydroelectric plants--now ghostly and vacant--on it's path through Charco Hondo, a region south of Arecibo. As one travels upriver, jumping rusty fences and tiptoeing the meandering path, the foliage presses in until, finally, an opening appears as a perfect pool of green--the quintessential swimming hole complete with tattered rope swing slung upon a yonder vine.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Arecibo, United States Minor Outlying Islands
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Jeff Deikis