Friday, February 18, 2011

Chiapas Feb 2011 Pt.1 II

After three days in the mountains of Chiapas we made our way down from the Sierra Madre back in to the Yucatan. On our way we stoped in Ocosingo to visit the Archaeological site of Tonina and spent a night in Palenque to visit the Archaeological site of the same name. As I have photographed and blogged about these archaeological times several times already I decided to concentrate on wildlife and portraits for this post (the last few photos are actually from the Sumidero Canyon and San Cristobal).
Anyway I hope you enjoy the photos!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Chiapas Maya Higlands! (Chiapas Feb 2011 Pt.1 I)

This week I have made it up to the highlands of Chiapas for work... and as always it has been a pleasure. Spending a few nights in San Cristobal de las Casas never gets old... I have been there well over a dozen times and every time I arrive I am always happy and excited (although exausted, since the mountain city is a good 16 hours away from Merida). We also visted the Mayan towns of San Juan Chaumla and Zinacantan wich where as colorful and lively as alwys! I hope you enjoy the pics!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Birding at Uxmal!

Today I made my way to Uxmal for work and of course took the chance to do some birding and get some shots. February is peek birding season here in the Yucatan since the migrations from the North are at their height. I spoted The Yucatan Woodpecker (Melanerpes pygmaeus), The Orange Oriole (Icterus auratus) and several "Pajaros Tho" or "Mot mot" (Eumomota superciliosa) as well as one other species of Woodpecker and several little swallows. There also were a huge amount of iguanas out enjoying the sun and warming up their cold blood! Hope you enjoy the photos!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Celestun Weekend and Birding Gallore!

This weekend I went out to Celestun with my friend Daniel who is down here in the Yucatan visiting from Hamburg. The weather was pretty much perfect and we basically just lied around, drank beer and ate sea food, not to bad a life eh? I of course brought along my camera to get some shots of the wonderful wildlife of the area... and I was not disappointed. for the time of year there where many Flamingos as well as just about every species of Egret you could imagine (including the Tiger Egret) and even some little gators. I hope you enjoy the pics!