This short PostandFly.com.mx video, by Enrique de la Cruz and Tarsicio Sañudo, shows the spectacular inland scenery of the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico. The highlights are views of the Sumidero Canyon (near Tuztla Gutierrez, the state capital) and then some magnificent shots of the Lagunas Montebello, near the border with Guatemala, and the river scenery of Agua Azul.
This video is apparently the start of a collaborative effort between PostandFly and photographic director Enrique de la Cruz to generate additional audiovisual resources utilizing new technologies such as drones. We will be keeping our eyes open in the New Year for more.
Want to learn more about Chiapas? A good starting point is our very own Chiapas Map and Index Page, which has links to articles about the geography of the indigenous Lacandon Indians, poverty and inequality, musical instruments, tourism, agriculture, tectonic hazards, and lots more.
Sadly, my one and only trip so far to the Lagunas Montebello was cut short by a vehicle malfunction. At least I was still able to make my way out of the park and back to civilization before nightfall! Presumably cell phones now work in the park, so such adventures are probably a thing of the past.
May you have lots of your own adventures in Mexico in 2016, and always return safely!
Happy New Year to all our readers!
Other video resources on this site:
- This is Jalisco: video promoting the state of Jalisco
- Video documentation of the Lacondon Indians in Chiapas
- Los que llegaron”, Spanish language videos about Mexico’s immigrant groups
- Watch La Primavera’s geological history unfold via a short video animation
- Whistling your way from A to B: the whistled language of the Chinantec people in Oaxaca (video)