Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve

This is a post from 2-1/2 years ago when I was still living in Yucatan, MX.

Expat Journal: Postcards from the Edge

Flying into the Storm with IPI

Jabiru Storks 

This flock of storks lifted off from the lagoon adjacent to the inlet we were traversing by boat, and partially silhouetted themselves against the approaching storm clouds.  I was trying to capture the vastness of the reserve, so I had my Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens on my camera which only allowed for a distant shot—but I like that it gave environmental context to the image.  You don’t always have to be up close & personal with a long lens to create an interesting shot.  My guide was ecstatic with the sighting, the first of the season.

IMG_1290The 1.3 million acre Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is located near Tulum in Quintana Roo, MX on the Caribbean side of the Yucatan peninsula.  It’s a huge area of protected wilderness (the peninsula’s largest) and is comprised of thousands of inlets, waterways, lagoons, mangrove swamps and small islands.  Someone inexperienced…

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