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Mexico Photo Safari

I took a much-needed holiday to Mexico’s Yucatan region last week. (Being about 10 miles out of Chicxulub is a great place to read news about meteors hitting the planet, let me tell you.)

Anyway, normal blogging service has already resumed but in the meantime, here are some wildlife + nature pics that I took on the trip. There should be a slideshow above, with back and forward buttons on the side of the big central image. The pics are also reproduced below.

Green turtle

Green turtle

Green turtle

Common iguana

Common iguana

Black hawk frown

Black hawk frown

Magnificent frigatebird is correctly named.

Magnificent frigatebird is correctly named.

Osprey perching on one leg, because it can.

Osprey perching on one leg, because it can.

Shy brown pelican

Shy brown pelican

Common iguana

Common iguana

Ed, and a wall of Gonzos

Ed, and a wall of Gonzos

Relaxed Ed is relaxed.

Relaxed Ed is relaxed.

Tolkeinesque

Tolkeinesque

A starburst of stalactites.

A starburst of stalactites.

Turtlenomnomnom

Saw shape in water, stuck camera off side of boat, snapped blindly. TA-DA!

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How many turkey vultures need to gather overhead before you feel nervous?

How many turkey vultures need to gather overhead before you feel nervous?

Altimara oriole

There are 4 Comments. Add Yours.

  1. Rebecca
    February 22, 2013

    Did you visit Celestun to see the flamingo reserve? That place is heartbreakingly beautiful! My husband’s family own a home in Merida and I look forward to checking out those magnificent (and loud!) birds everytime we go down. Also, the Yucatan’s habanero-based salsa are damn near hazardous to one’s health.

  2. zackoz
    February 22, 2013

    ED, AND A WALL OF GONZOS!

    Is this gonzo journalism?

  3. Ken
    February 22, 2013

    We managed to take some great pictures of sea turtles too last week on our trip. They’d come right up to us when we were snorkelling; underwater camera was a good investment.

    I also took some nice pics of birds too (a new zoom was another good investment).

  4. Richardus
    February 24, 2013

    I really enjoy your posts, but as a wildlife photographer… keep writing! lol.

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