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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