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The Hunt for Hidden Entryways
Photograph by Wes Skiles

Exploring among the mangrove swamps of Yucatán's north shore, photographer Wes Skiles's documentary team scouts for freshwater springs that may be connected to the ring of cenotes. The team eventually came across natural fountains that connected to a vast underground system of caves and passages.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon N90
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: Nikkor 75-300mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/3.5

Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Midday
Lighting Techniques:  Used the dappled light coming through the leaves.
Special Equipment or Comments: A neat moment in a marine search for hidden portals into the Mayan underworld.



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