A Return To Rio Secreto – The Nature

A Return To Rio Secreto – The Nature

Azotador – Tussock – Halysidota sp.

In September I was so lucky to see and explore the natural beauty and wonder of Rio Secreto’s underground caves in the Riviera Maya. An experience I shall never forget with amazing sights etched into my memory. As I said in the post I did about it the guides are superbly equipped with knowledge you get to learn about not just the caves but the formation, history and the wildlife above and below. Even the walk to and from the cave entrance/exit you get to see and hear a unique nature, never mind what lives below. Life does live in the caves, creatures swimming or climbing that have never seen light throughout evolution. Insects and fish, colourless, eyeless with never a need.

I wanted to learn more about the abundance and they ever so kindly supplied below a collection of pictures too! Above and below ground species here with names in English, Spanish plus the proper latin name for those with an interest. I wish I could show all but you would scroll for days icon biggrin A Return To Rio Secreto   The Nature

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Mariposa cola de golondrina – Swallow tail butterfly – Papilionidae

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Tarántula – Tarantula – Brachypelma vagans

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Gusanito medidor – Geometer moth – Geometridae

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Cangrejo azul – Blue land crab – Cardisoma guanhumi

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Mantis religiosa⁄campamocha – Praying mantis – Thespidae

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Gecko leopardo – Leopard gecko – Coleonyx elegans

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Serpiente bejuquilla verde vs Iguana serrada verde – Green vine snake Vs Serrated casquehead Iguana – Oxybelis fulgidus

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Pez ciego – Blind fish – Ogylbia pearsey

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Pájaro Toh – Turquoise browed mot mot – Eumomota superciliosa

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Langosta – Locust – Schistocerca sp.

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Iguana negra – Black iguana – Ctenosaura similis

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Araña argiope plateada – Silver argiope – Argiope argentata

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Pasionaria – Purple passionflower – Passiflora incarnata

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Araña patona – Daddy longlegs spider – Pholcidae

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Iguana serrada verde – Serrated casquehead Iguana – Laemanctus serratus

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Murciélago frugívoro de Jamaica – Jamaican fruit bat – Artibeus jamaicensis

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4 Responses to "A Return To Rio Secreto – The Nature"

  1. TwistedSifter  December 12, 2011 at 17:58

    Awesome captures Paul I think these are some of your best photos yet! Some really good closeups and the action shot of the snake and iguana, holy moly!

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  2. Paul Steele  December 11, 2011 at 20:19

    Thanks so much :)

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  3. Mathias  December 9, 2011 at 10:33

    Wonderful pictures.

    It's probably a stupid question but how did you get so close ?

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  4. PJ Ammidon  December 1, 2011 at 17:35

    These are awesome pics Paul! :)

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