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How photographer Mike Diaz captures Yucatán’s unique environment

As Mike grew up, he dove back into nature, researching the environment, wildlife, and space. He understood the process he had to follow in order to achieve the photos he dreamed of.

Yucatán’s amazing animals — from the cute to the scaly and...

This week we continue our quest to bring to you original photographs and information about some of Yucatán’s most amazing animals.

Yucatán’s amazing animals, from the solitary jaguar to the misunderstood opossum

Though the exact number of animal species on the Yucatán Peninsula is hard to nail down, even conservative estimates place the number in the thousands.

Baby manatee rescued from lagoon in Quintana Roo

The tiny calf would have most likely died without the intervention of rescuers who were alerted of the calves' precarious state by locals from the area. 

Amazing birds of Yucatán, from the adorable to the thieves

Here is the fifth installment of our field guide to the region's feathered friends.

Spiders and howlers: Yucatán’s charming species of New World monkeys

Other than human beings, Yucatán is home to two species of primates, these being howler and spider monkeys.

Yet more amazing birds in Yucatán, from red-winged blackbirds to macaws

Birding can be a great activity to help fight stress, as it encourages serval of the same practices as meditation.

Two large crocodiles in mangrove found dead from gunshot wounds

These large reptiles are endemic to southeastern Mexico, but despite their ferocious looks attacks are uncommon. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der...

Yucatán’s fauna at great risk on highways and roads

Highways are a great danger to all animals, even the mighty jaguar, on the Yucatan Peninsula. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der...

Yucatán’s wild felines need protected habitats to survive

It is estimated that only one or two adult jaguars remain for every 3,000 hectares in the Yucatán.