National Geographic Travel

Video by @BertieGregory. Extreme climber Alejo Sanchez descends down an enormous rock face deep in the heart of the unexplored Chiribiquete National Park, Colombia. When he reached the bottom of this cliff, he made a remarkable discovery. He found a massive panel of ancient paintings featuring jaguars, people and more. This area is home to many of these paintings, representing some of the earliest evidence of humans in the Amazon. I shot this whilst accompanying a team from Fundacion Herencia, an incredible group of people doing real 21st century exploration. It’s very humbling to know that there are still places on this planet we know almost nothing about. But despite it’s remoteness, it is still under threat.
We owe a huge thanks to Parks Colombia and the Colombian Ministry of Culture for their support. For more on this place, Stay tuned for @stevewinterphoto ‘s upcoming jaguar story for @natgeo Magazine. Also stayed tuned for our jaguar TV show for @natgeowild premiering in the US on December 10th. Follow @bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures!




Omg so amazing


@fatima.gohar02 itna bhi nai afraid😒


Joooooooooooossss tenan iki


It takes time and courage.. it's not easy at all.


Going down is not impressive


Fascinating wonders of hidden nature.. love the colour of the rocks!




We need to preserve these wonderful places



@wilsonvidinha Bora praticar escalada


Wow😱 This is incredible!


@ackdiesel in Colombia 🤙🏽🤙🏽🤙🏽




This is incredible. We humans are so small yet so destructive.




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