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River flowing through underground caves with a Mayan carving on the stone wall, Riviera Maya, Yucatan, Mexico - Taylor Crampton, student (nursing, honors)
River flowing through underground caves with a Mayan carving on the stone wall, Riviera Maya, Yucatan, Mexico - Taylor Crampton, student (nursing, honors)
I took the photo of the underground river that flows through the caves while I was in a boat. The boat gave us a little tour of the river and we saw lots of Mayan-esque things like the carving in the stone wall. Both pictures were taken in the Riviera Maya area of Mexico on the Yucatan peninsula. I took this first picture because the river went straight for a while, and then at the mouth of a Mayan carving, it turned. This view for me was one of mystery and intrigue. It was also very historically stimulating because the Xcaret park originated at pre-Columbia Mayan site. An interesting tidbit about the picture is that there were almost no fish in those underground rivers!

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