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  1. Octopus

    Snapshot Title: Octopus
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Dale Chihuly
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    Chihuly's work is inspired on Nature



  2. Repairs

    Snapshot Title: Repairs
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: US-Mexico border wall borken by bison
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    The fence is repaired again and again each time the bison cross to either side of the border



  3. Citlali Cortés

    Snapshot Title: Citlali Cortés
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Trek West Janos leg
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    Biologist working on old growth forest and the influence of fire in these ecosystes in the Janos Biosphere Reerve



  4. Rodrigo Sierra

    Snapshot Title: Rodrigo Sierra
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Trek West Janos leg
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    Biologist working on cattle-prairie dog interactions at the Janos Biosphere Reserve



  5. John Davis

    Snapshot Title: John Davis
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Trek West Janos leg
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    At the start of the biking trail to El Uno Ecological Reserve



  6. Shark boat and people

    Snapshot Title: Shark boat and people
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Whale shark watching
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    Two people and the guide were allowed to go into the water simultaneously with each shark. Once the people were back on the boat, others could go in.



  7. Whale shark

    Snapshot Title: Whale shark
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Whale shark watching in the Caribeean
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    Whale shark feeding on planckton at the surface.



  8. Chmaliapan wetland

    Snapshot Title: Chmaliapan wetland
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Tlazala and the Valley of Toluca
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    The Chimaliapan wetland is the largest of the remaining wetlands which once covered a large area of the valley of Toluca.



  9. LOL

    Snapshot Title: LOL
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Juarez Teather Guanajuato
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    People having a laugh



  10. Flowering cacti

    Snapshot Title: Flowering cacti
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Cacti nursery
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    Is it young or just small?



  11. Waterslide

    Snapshot Title: Waterslide
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Supervia 6 de enero 2011
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    Is this a hotel or entreteinment place?



  12. Border Patrol

    Snapshot Title: Border Patrol
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Tijuana - San Diego border wall as seen from Tijuana Aiport parking lot
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    Border Patrol vehicles constantly move along the surveillance road that extends 1100 km of the border



  13. Flores

    Snapshot Title: Flores
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: (Jaguey) Reservoir Barranca de Tarango
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    Las ultimas sobrevivientes despues del inicio del periodo de sequia.



  14. Obras sobre vegetacion natural

    Snapshot Title: Obras sobre vegetacion natural
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Supervia Poniente
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    El primer tramo de la supervia poniente esta sobre un pastizal que originalmente era un bosque de encinos. En este punto el camino se eleva sobre el bosque de encinos de una cañada.



  15. Milk candy / Dulce de leche

    Snapshot Title: Milk candy / Dulce de leche
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Stand at the Feria del Alfenique in Toluca, Mexico
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    Typical candy of the region.
    Dulce tipico de la region.



  16. Altar with offerings / Altar con ofrendas

    Snapshot Title: Altar with offerings / Altar con ofrendas
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Stand at the Feria del Alfenique in Toluca, Mexico
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    The tradition is to set up altars with the food and drinks the dead relative used to like.
    La tradicion es colocar ofrendas con la comida y bebidas que gustaban al difunto.



  17. Alfeñiques

    Snapshot Title: Alfeñiques
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Stand at the Feria del Alfenique in Toluca, Mexico
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    Alfeñiques are made with glass sugar.
    Los alfeñiques estan hechos de azucar glass.



  18. Sugar skull / calavera de azucar

    Snapshot Title: Sugar skull / calavera de azucar
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Stand at the Feria del Alfenique in Toluca, Mexico
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    It is a tradition to give sugar skulls to friends with the name printed on the forehead.
    Es tradicional regalar calaveras de azucar a los amigos con su nombre escrito en la frente.



  19. Tuna farm

    Snapshot Title: Tuna farm
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: El Tigre Ensenada Baja California
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    Tuna farms cause environmental problems as such high densities of tuna and the remains of their food, pollute the water.



  20. Bison

    Snapshot Title: Bison
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Reserva de la Biosfera Janos from Loma Los Ratones
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    Too far to be clearly distinguished, there are the bison reintroduced in the El Uno Ecological Reserve in November 2009



  21. Sierra El Carcay

    Snapshot Title: Sierra El Carcay
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Reserva de la Biosfera Janos from Loma Los Ratones
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    The forests of this peak give refuge to white-tailed deer and puma



  22. Odd windows

    Snapshot Title: Odd windows
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: NYC VIEW
    Image Owner: ERWIN LIST



    Description:

    The windows of this building are very peculiar.



  23. Potential bighorn sheep reintroduction site

    Snapshot Title: Potential bighorn sheep reintroduction site
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: From Sierra de en Medio
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    Bighorn sheep once inhabited in these mountains, but was extirpated from northern Mexico as a result of hunting and poaching. In the nearby Big Hatchet mountains of New Mexico, to the north, bighorn s...



  24. Accross the valley

    Snapshot Title: Accross the valley
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: From Sierra de en Medio
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    The property from where the picture was taken is in an isolated range (Sierra de en Medio), therefore the long-term persistance of the population of large mammals such as black bears and pumas depend...



  25. Ephemeral stream

    Snapshot Title: Ephemeral stream
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: From Sierra de en Medio
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    Cattle overgrazing over a century has taken its toll, former riparian corridors have lost the trees and without plantules to replace the old trees because of cattle browing, this important vegetation...



  26. Grasland recovery

    Snapshot Title: Grasland recovery
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: From Sierra de en Medio
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    As cattle is phased out, vegetation recovers, and with this the possibility of restoring the natural fire regime to help control de expansion of mesquite as well as increased forage for native widlife...



  27. Vegetation change

    Snapshot Title: Vegetation change
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: From Sierra de en Medio
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    As in most northern Mexico and southwestern United States, formerly open grasslands, such as the valley of Janos are turning into mesquite shrublands, as consequence of cattle, which eats the mesquite...



  28. Grasland recovery

    Snapshot Title: Grasland recovery
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Janos Biosphere Reserve viewed from La Cal
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    For many years, this land had more cattle than it should, leaving large portions of the ground denuded of any vegetation. Four years ago, cattle were removed and the vegetation is now more dense, but ...



  29. Mesa de las Guacamayas

    Snapshot Title: Mesa de las Guacamayas
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Janos Biosphere Reserve viewed from La Cal
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    This mesa represents the northernmost breeding site for the endangered thick-billed parrot, one of the species for which the Janos Biosphere was created.



  30. Mesquite expansion

    Snapshot Title: Mesquite expansion
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Janos Biosphere Reserve viewed from La Cal
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    This valle was an open grassland a century ago but it is turning into a mesquite shrubland. Cattle eat mesquite pods and disperse the seeds in their faeces through the landscape. In the vicinity of wa...



  31. Bison

    Snapshot Title: Bison
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Janos Biosphere Reserve viewed from La Cal
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    Althoug mere spots in the picture, these are the 23 bison reintroduced in the Janos Biosphere Reserve on November 2009.



  32. Day counter

    Snapshot Title: Day counter
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: The craddle of the Mexican Independence
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    Contdown timer to bicentenary



  33. Mercado Hidalgo

    Snapshot Title: Mercado Hidalgo
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Guanajuato
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    The Hidalgo Market was opened in 1910, conmemoratig the centenary of the Mexican Independence. Check a gigapan of the market
    www.gigapan.org/gigapans/46026/



  34. Alhondiga de Granaditas

    Snapshot Title: Alhondiga de Granaditas
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Guanajuato
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    The granary of Granaditas represent one of the first battles of the Mexican Independence.



  35. Masks

    Snapshot Title: Masks
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Mercado Hidalgo - Covered Market in Guanajuato
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    Papier mache masks



  36. Bicycle

    Snapshot Title: Bicycle
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Plaza in Guanajuato
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    Bicycle made of branches.



  37. Hot stuff

    Snapshot Title: Hot stuff
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Mercado Hidalgo - Covered Market in Guanajuato
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    If you look around in the picture, you'll find lots of different chiles, like the Habaneros on the right



  38. Juices and cakes

    Snapshot Title: Juices and cakes
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Mercado Hidalgo - Covered Market in Guanajuato
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    Typical on a Mexican market, juice stands selling, of course, jucies, malts, milkshakes and fruit water (horchata in the big cristal container)



  39. Hikers

    Snapshot Title: Hikers
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Nevado de Toluca II
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    Two hikers



  40. Smoke

    Snapshot Title: Smoke
    Taken by: Rurik List

    Image: Iztacihuatl & Popocatepetl
    Image Owner: Rurik List



    Description:

    The Popocatepetl is the closest active volcano to Mexico City.



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