Cenotes are huge wells (30-50 meters in diameter) with refreshing water. The Mayas used some of them to throw people (especially young virgins) and prisoners-of-war into them as sacrifice. Today some of them serve for swimming in well tempered refreshing water. This one was near Chichen Itza in the state of Yucatan at N20.66122 W88.55065.
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Kinneret (51) 2009-02-04 18:07
Spectacular picture of an amazing place. You got a good contrast of lights and composition is great. Grats! Kinneret
alainh (33201) 2009-02-04 21:16
Incredible ans magic place. not a easy capture but an excellent work !
brandstaetter (15915) 2009-02-04 23:17
a wonderful, spectacular place. The light situation was difficult, but you managed it very well.
hatti52 (12786) 2009-02-05 9:42
wonderful image with very nice light management
Hellas (6955) 2009-02-08 12:29
Relaxing and beautiful place only nature is able to create!
Very good framing and well managed light, too.
Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Michael Trezzi (MichaelTrezzi) (3368)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-01-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, 77mm Hoya Super HMC Pro1 C-PL
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/50 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-04 18:00
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