Nudist BLASTED for taking ‘disrespectful’ snaps in ‘sacred’ lagoon

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A travel blogger was criticised for paddling in a “sacred” lagoon without any clothes on.

Tatiana Reyes shared a picture of herself standing in the Paramo de San Turban in Colombia.

And while her 14,500 followers seemed to like the snap, environmentalists weren’t so keen on it.

Some branded the nudist stunt “disrespectful”, while others suggested she was damaging the ecosystem.

Tatiana posed in the Norte de Santander lagoon in April.

In the image, she faces away from the camera and holds her hands in the air as she takes in the picturesque setting around her.

While the photo racked up 900 likes, it also sparked controversy.

One commenter said the stunt was "disrespectful", another responded: “Don’t trash or step on the lagoon.”

Another said: “Leave nature as it is.”

Cesar Rodriguez, a resident of the municipality of Vetas who is in charge of cleaning up the ecosystem of the reserve, also criticised the blogger.

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.

“This shows that she does not love the environment and that she only does it for popularity."

Those working to conserve the lagoon have also asked authorities to restrict the number of tourists visiting as they often leave rubbish behind.

After being criticised, Tatiana said there was nothing wrong with practicing “naturist nudism”.

She told local media: "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.”

Tatiana’s fans were also quick to defend her.

Many have left their comments of support on her Instagram page, with one writing: “I don’t see anything wrong, it’s more a living being in a natural environment.”

Another said: “It's a pity that my country cares more about a naked woman than the wasteland that is in danger.”

A third added: “I do not see anything wrong with getting undressed in the environment.

“At least we were born naked, people complain about this, but who complains about corruption, malnutrition, social and economic inequality?"

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