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Photography Trips in Rio Lagartos
Reddish Egret Fishing
During the past two years :
I have returned to Rio Lagartos whenever possible to continue photographing.
The wide variety of habitats,the large number of species that live and visit here and the beauty of the surrounding area have drawn me back again and again.
With the help of Diego Nunez and the members of the "Rio Lagartos Adventures" I have had the opportunity to photograph many birds at a close range and to learn a great deal about them.
Diego and his group have a remarkable ability to find and identify the birds and then get close enough for a chance at a good photo.They are sensitive to disturbing the birds.
.The photo trips are slower and bring you to different places than the Flamingo trips.They can be designed to find species you would like to photograph.Early morning and late afternoon are best times.Trips can be planned to start before sunrise so that you can photograph the first light.Many photographers arrive early enough the first day to photgraph in the late afternoon and then plan a pre dawn departure the folowing morning.
Diego and his guides understand the rythym of life here.(Tides,seasons,time of day,Migratory patterns) and how they affect wildlife here.
If you are interested in photographing here contact Diego to arrange a trip.The flamingo trips are an opportunity for some good shots but a trip designed for photography will give much better results.
A Boat billed Heron
A Caracara in the Bio Reserve
The launches used by the cooperative are stable and a
good platform to work from.A tripod or mono pod can be
used when the boats have stopped. The cost is 130usd for 4 hours.
You can schedule the time you would like but early morning and later in the
afternoon is suggested for best light.
A ferruginous Pygmy Owl
Egrets feeding at low tide in the estuary in Rio Lagartos
Mexican Sheartail Hummingbird
A rare Jabiru on it's nest at a peten near Rio Lagartos.
A nesting pair raised young in the nest now destroyed by weather.
It is normal to see the Jabirus here for at least some time every year