Nudist blogger is accused of desecrating a sacred lagoon by posing for racy photos at Colombian nature reserve
- Tatiana Reyes has been condemned for contaminating the ‘sacred’ lagoon
- The nudist travel blogger took a swim at Paramo de San Turban, Colombia
- Reyes can be seen with her arms outstretched with her back to the camera
- She claims her ‘naturalist nudism’ promotes rather than disrespects the area
A nudist travel blogger has been accused of desecrating a sacred lagoon after she posted racy photos of her in the water at a Colombian nature reserve.
Tatiana Reyes posed with her backside to the camera and her arms outstretched in the water at Paramo de San Turban in the department of Norte de Santander.
Other racy snaps showed her beneath a waterfall with nothing but her hands to cover her breasts.
Local environmentalist Cesar Rodriguez – who is in charge of keeping the reserve clean – said she had disrespected the site and ‘only does it for the popularity.’
Tatiana Reyes posed at the lagoon in the Paramo de San Turban nature reserve with her arms outstretched and her backside facing the camera
In another racy photo posted to her army of 16,600 Instagram followers she had nothing but her hands to cover her breasts
He said: ‘We condemn the incident because these are sacred lands, for everyone from Santander to enjoy, and this shows a lack of respect for the natural world that we are trying to take care of.’
After Reyes posted the images online she was roundly criticised by other conservationists who said entering the waters is not permitted to avoid contamination.
Those working to take care of the nature reserve have asked authorities to restrict the number of tourists visiting as they often throw rubbish in the lagoon.
Paramo de San Turban is protected under the Colombian constitution and is renowned for its network of 40 lagoons which supply the local populace with water as well as supporting a diverse variety of flora and fauna.
Areas around the lakes have been inhabited by Mayan communities of the Chuj ethnicity for centuries.
Reyes told reporters that she is an avid hiker who travels to natural destinations to take nude pictures because she practices ‘naturist nudism.’
She says she did not want to contaminate the lake but was looking to promote it so more people could appreciate it.
She said: ‘I have been there several times, and it was the first time that I went into the Paramo de Santurban, it was only five minutes while the picture was being taken.
Two other images posted online showed her posing beneath a waterfall at the sacred site – environmentalist Cesar Rodriguez – in charge of keeping the reserve clean – said she ‘only does it for the popularity’
‘Because I take pictures of myself naked in the places I visit, so it was normal, there is nothing else, there is nothing political, there are no attacks.
‘I do not think five or ten minutes inside the water of the lagoon could damage the ecosystem. It was a day with friends and we took a dip and that’s all.’
She often posts nude snaps in stunning natural locations to her army of 16,600 Instagram followers.