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Mexico’s Poisonous Cave



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Pollution and Solution
Photograph by Stephen Alvarez

The fishing looks thin to one man during La Pesca. The reason may well be deforestation of the land over the cave for farming in 1999. During the ensuing rainy season, sediment runoff was heavy and the fish population declined. But after corn was planted and grasses grew back, runoff decreased. By last August the fish were returning.




Camera: Canon A2
Film Type: Fujichrome 100
Lens: 17-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: Speed unknown, f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Unrecorded
Time of Day: Unrecorded
Lighting Techniques: On-camera flash

Special Equipment or Comments:
Usually photographers avoid on-camera flash with no other exposure, but it worked well here.



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