Photographer's Note

Lago Peten Itza - on the north shore, close to the ruins of Tikal. An absolutely beautiful lake, I highly recommend staying somewhere on its shore, away from the larger towns.

We also walked through the Cerro Cahui Protected Biotope nearby, where we able to see some spider monkeys and a harpy eagle.

What Wikipedia has to say:

This lake is a wildlife paradise, with more than 100 important indigenous species such as the red snook fish (Petenia splendida), crocodiles (Crocodylus moreletii and Crocodylus acutus), jaguars (Panthera onca), Pumas (Puma concolor), White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), red brocket (Mazana americana), and several bird species, including parrots, toucans, and macaws. On its northeast shore is the Cerro Cahui Protected Biotope, a natural reserve for butterflies is a 1,600-acre (6.5 km2) reserve is home to toucans, spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi), howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata, Alouatta pigra), and many other rain forest species.

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  • Copyright: Justin JK (JustinAK) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 30] (117)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Noir & blanc
  • Date Taken: 2007-05-04
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposition: f/4, 1/800 secondes
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  • Date Submitted: 2009-01-25 11:58
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