Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Sinkhole of Parrots on Film

Two days ago, i found a box, it was a cardboard box, from one of my lamps that i did't throw and used with other purposes. I used to see the box, wondering what i put inside of it, but never finding the time to check on it. Then with the rearrange of my bedroom i forgot about it, until i saw it, placed under a table, waiting silently for me.
What i found inside was a treasure, a complete whole treasure for me. You must be notice, probably read it on my about page, but i love to take pictures like crazy, I mean, this has been something since i was little. I used to play around with a 110 camera, and then with a simple 35mm, nothing fancy because my parents couldn't afford a fancy camera for their 9 year old girl who loved to play with it, and then reveal the pictures, but they got me a normal camera anyway.
Well, while i lost most of my pictures a couple of years ago, these ones were spare. So I thought about share them here with you.
So now, back to the title. The Sinkhole of Parrots according to wikipedia (don't judge) "is a giant circular sinkhole in the karst plateau of the Mexican state of Chiapas. It measures 160 metres (520 ft) in diameter and 140 metres (460 ft) in depth, and is noted for the thousands of green parakeets inhabiting the trees at its bottom and the ancient paintings on its cliff wall 70 metres (230 ft) underground.
 is in the municipality of Ocozocoautla in Chiapas, in an area inhabited by the indigenous Zoque people, and is surrounded by El Ocote Biosphere Reserve.[4] It is about a 90-minute drive west of the state capital Tuxtla GutiĆ©rrez.
 is best known for its namesake green parakeets (Aratinga holochlora), thousands of which inhabit the trees at the bottom of the sinkhole. They are attracted to the sinkhole by the absence of many predators.[3] The parakeets create a spectacle in the early morning around 5:30–6 am when they leave the hole en masse, flying in spirals while their cacophonous squawks reverberate throughout the sinkhole. They return to the hole at dusk around 4–5 pm. The parrots are the most numerous between March and October, while many of them spend the dry winter season in the warmer lowlands near the coast.[1][3][5]
While the parrots are the most prominent creatures of Sima de las Cotorras, the sinkhole also provides a habitat for 80 other species of birds such as orioleshummingbirdshoneycreepers,thrusheswoodpeckers, and vultures, as well as many species of mammals and reptiles including anteaterscoyotesopossumiguanas, and several species of snakes.[2][3]
The sinkhole is surrounded by a forest of deciduous trees and shrubs that grow to a maximum height of 20 metres (66 ft). A small forest also grows at the bottom of the sinkhole, providing a protected nesting area for the parrots and other birds. The tree species include chiclepitayacascarilla, and many others. They shed their leaves in the winter dry season."
Once upon a time, i spent 10 long months living in Chiapas, thanks to my dad's job. While i could say those 10 months weren't the best of my life, i must say that at least i had awesome experiences, and the most remarkable was this. Even when we didn't went to the bottom of the place, the whole travel starting in those trucks used to transport things, not people, in which we were on the back, holding as we could, and ducking from time to time since in a part of the journey there were trees with spines!

 And then the fear because there's nothing around road

Still, when you arrive to the place, you can't help but feel amazed for the wonders that nature do. Feel so tiny and insignificant, and at the same time understand that you are part of it, no matter how much we try to denied it, to change the things, we are part of the nature.
 Looking at these pictures i couldn't help but smile because it was the best picnic that i could have, and even when it was bold to take the pictures since there wasn't anything holding me back, or in which i could support myself while i took them, i don't regret them at all. They are not perfect, but they are mine.


  1. Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing them ! I miss nature, mjaoo !

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