This female social media nudist with over 89,000 followers has been slammed for contaminating the waters of a “sacred” lagoon after she hopped in to take saucy snaps in the nip.
Nudist travel blogger Tatiana Reyes has been criticised by environmentalists for the pictures she posted from the lagoon of Paramo de San Turban, in the northern Colombian department of Norte de Santander.
In the photos, Reyes can be seen posing completely nude in the nature reserve’s lagoon, with her back to the camera and her arms spread in the area.
Pictures Credit: CEN/@melocotona_reyes
After Reyes posted the photo online, environmentalists were quick to criticise her, saying entering the waters of the lagoon is not permitted in order to avoid it becoming contaminated.
Cesar Rodriguez, a resident of the municipality of Vetas who is in charge of cleaning up the ecosystem of the reserve 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. This shows that she does not love the environment and that she only does it for popularity.”
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.
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 do 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. 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 89,000 followers on social media.