Jul 14, 2011

Picture of the Day: A Sinkhole in the Yucatan

picture of the day Picture of the Day: A Sinkhole in the Yucatan

 

A SINKHOLE IN THE YUCATAN PENINSULA, MEXICO

 

cenote freshwater sinkhole yacatan peninsula mexico Picture of the Day: A Sinkhole in the Yucatan
Photograph by MARC FILION

 

Photographer’s Description: A diver explores a cenote, or freshwater sinkhole, on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. [Marc Filion]

The Yucatán Peninsula, in southeastern Mexico, separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico, with the northern coastline on the Yucatán Channel. The peninsula lies east of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, a northwestern geographic partition separating the region of Central America from the rest of North America. The peninsula comprises the Mexican states of Yucatán, Campeche, and Quintana Roo; the northern part of the nation of Belize; and Guatemala’s northern El Petén Department. [Source: Wikipedia]

 

via NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

 

 

 

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