Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Riviera Maya: Part 1 / JULY 22 - 24 2014

Emma and I embarked on an eight day adventure to the Mayan Riviera in Mexico. This amazing trip to the Yucatan was filled with a series of incredible experiences. This journey constituted our honeymoon, albeit 8 years late. In this first batch of photos we spend time in the charming pueblo of Chemuyil, snorkel in Tankah Bay, and visit the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá.

images captured by Emily and I using Canon G12, Lumix DCM-TS5, and i-phone 4

our house in Chan Chemuyil

Ctenosaura similis
one of numerous resident black spiny-tailed iguanas

breakfast at Casa Cenote

snorkling in Tankah Bay
Emma's first time ever snorkeling. She was a natural.

Gerres cinereus
Yellowfin Mojarra 

Haemulon sciurus
a school of Blue-striped Grunt

the pueblo of Chemuyil

Xcacel Beach

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sea turtle nest

a hermit crab

the cenote Ka'axal Tun (Mayan)
translation: water from stone
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dinner in Chemuyil

a house guest

Chichén Itzá

the Great Ballcourt

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Templo Norte - Temple of the Bearded Man

the Platform of the Eagles and Jaguars 

monsters devouring human hearts

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The Pyramid of Kukulkan

Quiscalus mexicanus
Great-tailed Grackle

sulphur-bellied flycatcher
Myiodynastes luteiventris
Group of the Thousand Columns
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Temple of the Warriors

Cenote de los Sacrificios

Eumomota superciliosa
turquoise-browed motmot 
(beautiful bird... unfortunately this was as close a photo as I could manage)

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San Servacio Cathedral in Valladolid

dinner in Tulum


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