1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to sidebar


Ciénega de Almoloya & Nevado de Toluca by Rurik List

Want to add this gigapan to your favorites? Log In or Sign Up now.

Log In now to add this Gigapan to a group gallery.

About This Gigapan

Toggle
Taken by
Rurik List Rurik List
Explore score
1
Size
0.85 Gigapixels
Views
1088
Date added
Jan 20, 2010
Date taken
Jan 20, 2010
Categories
 
Galleries
Competitions
Tags
Description

The marsh of Almoloya del Río in the State of Mexico is the origin of the Lerma river, the longest in Mexico. It is one of the few wetlands left in central Mexico and thus an important wintering area for waterfowl and as such is a federally protected area "Refugio de Flora y Fauna Silvestre Ciénegas del Lerma". Formerly, the main activity of the villagers of the area was fishing (both fishes, crustaceans -acociles- and mosquito larvae -ahuautle-), but with the dissecation of the marshes, the people went to work in the factories tha have been built in the vicinity of the area.
In the background the volcano Nevado de Toluca or Xinantecatl, covered with snow, now a rare occurrence. The forest of the volcano are within the national park (Parque Nacional Nevado de Toluca), but much of the forest in the foothills has been cleared for agriculture. The volcano is home of the volcano rabbit (Romerolagus diazi) an endemic rabbit to a few of the volcanos of central Mexico and of ancient lineage.

The wind moved the reeds too much on the first plane, so the picture didn't match well, a limitation of big panoramas.


Gigapan Comments (0)

Toggle Minimize gigapan_comment
The GigaPan EPIC Series, Purchase an GigaPan EPIC model and receive GigaPan Stitch complimentary

Where in the World is this GigaPan?

Toggle

Member Log In