Laura Rosales standing on the caver's trail that goes around this massive bit of calcite in Mexico. Some caves have so many formations that you just have to tread lightly on the same path as the original explorers to avoid damaging things.
A snail that seems cave adapted
Xochicalco is a ruin located about 40 km southeast of Cuernavaca, Mexico. Occupied for a long time (maybe back to 200 BC), this bit is generally considered from AD 700 to 900.
This is an awesome site in Mexico. There are several websites on this, but I will provide this one: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/939
And, for now, just a couple pics.
Grutas de Cacahuamilpa is a show cave in Mexico. They allowed me to photograph in the cave with the stipulation that I could not sell the photos, but could provide them for free on the internet. Photos taken by tourists who share their photos are okay, but professional photographers looking to sell photos need a permit, which I did not have.
So, I haven't sold any, nor produced any. Until now. Partly because my pics from the cave are only marginally good. I was on a normal tour, and not a photo trip. It is a fantastic cave, and would love to do a proper photo trip in there someday, but for now, here are some pics from Grutas de Cacahuamilpa.
Keith Christenson - Wildlife Biologist