Thursday, February 23, 2006

yucatan, mexico: cenote dzitnup

you should go there and swim in it. bats dart overhead, and dark fish below. I left the inner tube in frame for scale.


Blogger anne said...

Bats don't sound so enticing, but I'd still give a lot of money to go and swim there.

1:32 AM  
Blogger jenn see said...

ooooh that sounds fantastic.

very wicked photo, very ominous.
especially with the inner tube.

9:17 AM  
Blogger monkey 0 said...

anne: the bats are far away and friendly. the lurking fish and roots dipping into the water mixed with stalactites are much more sinister. but also, in reality, friendly. and you don't have to spend a lot of money... the Yucatan is wonderfully cheap, once you get there.

jenn: yeah. dunno what happened to the kid that was in it.

(these cenotes connect an underground labyrinth of water-filled caves that span literally hundreds of miles under the Yucatan peninsula. so, out of that cave, subterannean passages filled with water disappear into the darkness and go on effectively forever.)

4:57 PM  
Blogger LiVEwiRe said...

That is amazing. And I happen to like bats, especially the larger varieties. One thing, I swim like a rock so please leave the innertube. =) I really live this pic.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Calvin said...

Very cool photograph MO. Im jealous, you always seem to be going to cool places.

7:51 PM  
Blogger monkey 0 said...

livewire: there's always the ropes to hang onto as well.

calvin: this was last fall. most of these trips I took quite a while ago (the Japan one was Spring of 2005), and I'm only now getting the photos up...

2:29 PM  
Blogger monkey 0 said...

livewire: and I like bats, too. I wish I'd gotten a shot of this gigantic bat hanging out on this low palm tree in Okinawa... the thing's body was literally the size of a fox. enormous. and close enough that we could see his fur. but he didn't let us pet him.

2:30 PM  
Blogger BH said...

Looks similar to the "black water rafting" you can do in NZ.

1:47 PM  

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