Featured photographer Bas Urrutia captures Panama in all its wild glory, highlighting the unreal hues that occur in nature and the life that hums around every jungle bend.
View the slideshow for a look at Panama from behind the lens of this native Panamanian photographer.
“Friends call me Bas, my family calls me Wally (even though I’m not a Walter)… others call me a workaholic, a computer geek… since I love to cook and enjoy a good wine, some call me a ‘wine connoisseur.’
“Me? I like to think of myself as a landscape photographer who is always looking to capture those colorful moments from the vibrant life that surrounds us.
“My first job as a microfilm operator introduced me to photography. I grew to love the darkroom, the red bulb, the quiet intensity, the 8mm tape reel, and my camera. Since that time, many things have changed, but not the beauty of the country in which I was born.”
– Bas Urrutia
If you’d like to keep up with Bas and his photography in Panama, you can visit his portfolio on 500px and follow him on Twitter @BasUrrutia.
All images © Basilio Urrutia 2012.