Yucatan Expedition Report

Our January 2012 Yucatan Expedition was a great success thanks to the contributions of leader Jack Dykinga, our excellent guides Alfredo Medina and Sara Fuentes, and a superb group of participants. After meeting the group in Merida, we were welcomed by the friendly staff of Hacienda Itzincab-Cámara, a beautifully restored and updated 19th-century estate with lush tropical gardens an ancient Mayan pyramid rising just behind the main house. The hacienda served as our private base camp as we visited several stunning cenotes and caverns, working as a team to light paint the interiors when darkness prevailed. Once we had finished photographing, the cool, turquoise water of the cenotes often beckoned us to cool off with a swim. For the last two days, we made our way west to the Ria Celestún estuary, and made excursions by boat to photograph the flamingo colony, numbering in the tens of thousands. The following gallery of images were all made on the trip. We’re going back in January 2013, and we hope you’ll join us! CLICK HERE for more information or to register.

Jack Dykinga has written an article about his experiences exploring and photographing Yucatan’s cenotes, published in the June edition of the LiveBetter newsletter on the Center for a Better Life website.