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2:03pm 01/01/2022
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Wildlife on Gorgona Island, where an infamous prison used to work, in the Pacific Ocean off the southwestern Colombian coast.

Colombia’s former island prison of Gorgona is a humid mass of volcanoes and jungle. Today, this natural jewel is a national natural park of black gravel, colorful reefs, thick jungle and exuberant fauna.

A Bocourt’s dwarf iguana (Enyalioides heterolepis) is seen in Gorgona Island, where an infamous prison used to work, in the Pacific Ocean off the southwestern Colombian coast. AFP
Fish swimming near Gorgona Island, where an infamous prison used to work, in the Pacific Ocean off the southwestern Colombian coast. AFP
A green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming near Gorgona Island, where an infamous prison used to work, in the Pacific Ocean off the southwestern Colombian coast. AFP
A marbled poison frog (Epipedobates boulengeri) in Gorgona Island, where an infamous prison used to work, in the Pacific Ocean off the southwestern Colombian coast. AFP
A helmeted basilisk (Basiliscus galeritus) in Gorgona Island, where an infamous prison used to work, in the Pacific Ocean off the southwestern Colombian coast. AFP
A Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) in Gorgona Island, where an infamous prison used to work, in the Pacific Ocean off the southwestern Colombian coast. AFP
Two white-faced capuchin (Cebus capucinus) in Gorgona Island, where an infamous prison used to work, in the Pacific Ocean off the southwestern Colombian coast. AFP
A hermit crab (Paguroidea) on a beach in Gorgonilla Island, next to Gorgona Island, in the Pacific Ocean off the southwestern Colombian coast. AFP

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