Canyon boat ride

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MEXICO

CAÑÕN
DEL SUMIDERO

December 2013 • Canon 60D camera


Sumidero Canyon is a deep canyon in the state of Chipas, Southern Mexico. As old as the Grand Canyon but much smaller, this is a popular tourist site that is explored by speedboat. The boat ride takes around an hour, with the boat driver also acting as a tour guide. Unfortunately on my tour, our driver only spoke spanish.

If you are planning to take this trip, check before hand what language was on offer. Overall it was a pleasant 1 hour ride and we got to see some crocodiles on the banks.


American crocodile

Crocodylus acutus

This species of crocodile is one of the largest, with male's reaching lengths of 6.1 m (20ft) and weighing up to 907 kg.

At the time of writing, they are classified as Vulnerable (VU) by IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The population is declining due to habitat loss and illegal hunting


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