The Iguana King of Tulum (Mexico)

Iguana at Tulum Mexico

I took the two shots below while we were finishing up the guided tour portion of a trip to the ancient Mayan ruins at Tulum, Mexico, south of Cancun along the Riviera Maya coastline. Tulum is a beautiful archaeological site, and I’m glad we made the half-day commitment to visit it and get some good … Read more…

Happy Groundhog Day!

Groundhog / Woodchuck in Michigan

It’s Groundhog Day in the US today… a day that supposedly foretells the early (or late) coming of spring depending on if a certain groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania sees his shadow or not when pulled out of his burrow. So in honor of Groundhog Day 2013, here’s one up in a tree – … Read more…

Large Iguana on Rocks (Mexico)

Mexican Iguana on Rocks - Riviera Maya, Mexico

For one trip to Mexico we stayed at a resort in the Riviera Maya region that had a large and interesting landscaped jungle area between the hotel and the beach.  It was either a Riu or an Iberostar property, as I recall. There were a number of various sized iguanas wandering around this area, and … Read more…

Cat on Cancun Street (Mexico)

Cat on Residential Street - Cancun, Mexico

While exploring a bit of the downtown Cancun, Mexico area, we saw this cat sitting at the edge of a residential street near a wall, relaxing but keeping an eye on things.  He (or she) was pretty friendly, and sauntered over to greet us shortly after I knelt down to take this photo. He looked … Read more…

Cancun Cat on Red Wall

Cat on Red Wall (Cancun, Mexico)

We spotted this cat hanging out on a tall faded red backyard wall as we explored a residential area near downtown Cancun, Mexico.  He stuck around long enough for me to get a few shots from several feet away with a telephoto zoom lens.