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The best places to photograph in the Huasteca Potosina

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There are many types of tourism that suit different tastes, budgets and the ages of each traveler. Rural tourism, ecological, gastronomic and adventurous are just some of them. Sometimes, two or more types of travel are combined to suit each person.

Today we will deal with a type of route that can be combined with all those other ways of tourism in the Huasteca Potosina. An activity suitable for all ages, which does not generate extra expenses. I’m talking about doing a photographic safari in the Huasteca Potosina.

 

What is a photo safari?

Technically, a photographic safari is a tour of an area or locality, with the specific objective of spotting animal species and photographing them. The tourism sector has expanded this definition, generating routes that seek another type of objective, such as old houses in a city, abandoned places, monuments, etc.

In the case of the photographic safari in the Huasteca Potosina, the objective will be to see animal species in the most beautiful places in this region of Mexico.

 

What equipment do I need?

Ideally, the photographic safari in the Huasteca Potosina will be done combining the walk and the transfer in some type of vehicle.

To take photographs, just about any type of photographic equipment. If the quality of the camera is good and if you have a good zoom, the better. But you can take pictures with the equipment you have. For walks, remember the basics: hat, light colored clothes and good footwear

 

The best places to photograph in the Huasteca Potosina

El sótano de las golondrinas

Despite its name, this deep underground cave contains no swallows, but many other species of birds. The morning and the sunset are the best moments of the day to capture the flight in flock for a unique postcard with your personal seal.

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En plena Huasteca Potosina hay un agujero en la tierra. Desde el fondo, todos los días salen millones de aves en cuanto ven la luz del sol, y regresan cuando éste comienza a ocultarse. Mientras ellas no están, tú tienes permitido visitar su “casa”. El único inconveniente: encontrar el valor necesario para internarte en la penumbra, aferrándote solo a una cuerda. Es el Sótano de las Golondrinas. Es una oquedad formada por la erosión de piedra caliza. Su presentación intimida a cualquiera: el fondo se encuentra a 512 metros, que lo convierten en el sexto abismo natural más grande del mundo. Se divide en dos secciones: una de 376 metros y otra de 136. Se dice que los primeros exploradores de la cueva confundieron a las aves que la habitan con golondrinas, y de esta forma recibió su nombre. En realidad se trata de vencejos de cuello blanco, pájaros más grandes, cuyo rasgo más característico es un “collar". 😲🙌🍃🇲🇽❤ // In the middle of Huasteca Potosina there is a hole in the earth. From the bottom, every day millions of birds come out as soon as they see the sunlight, and they return when it begins to hide. While they are not there, you are allowed to visit their "home". The only drawback: find the necessary courage to enter the penumbra, clinging only to a rope. It's the Sotano de las Golondrinas. It is a cavity formed by the erosion of limestone. Its presentation intimidates anyone: the bottom is at 512 meters, which makes it the sixth largest natural abyss in the world. It is divided into two sections: one of 376 meters and another of 136. It is said that the first explorers of the cave confused the birds that inhabit it with swallows, and in this way it received its name. In reality it is white-necked Swifts, larger birds, whose most characteristic feature is a "collar" 🍃😲🙌🇲🇽❤ . . Fotografia: @d_lozano_ . . #sotanodelasgolondrinas #abismo #huastecapotosina #cave #nature #destinationearth #visitmexico #mexico #mexicomagico #vive_mexico #igersmexico #mexicosorprendente #peru #colombia #brasil #earth

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Las Cascadas de Micos

To get there, it is necessary to walk a few kilometers, a stretch that you can take advantage to show off your skills as a photographer.

The castle of Edward James

The particularity of this construction, surrounded by surrealist gardens, is the environment in which you will take photographs. The castle is a very special construction that will give a special frame to your photographic captures.

Tamasopo: La Ciénega De Cabezas

In this part of the Huasteca Potosina, the beautiful Puente de Dios stands out, a place that merits a special photography session. You can also go to Ciénaga de Cabezas, a place that is home to so many animal and plant species that is in the process of being declared a protected area in order to preserve the life and continuity of some species that are in danger of extinction. A clear example of this is the “spider monkey,” an especially vulnerable species.

Some of the animals that can be discovered in the Huasteca are badgers, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, mazacuatles, cascabeles and other types of snakes, rodents such as opossums and a great variety of birds such as chachalacas, kingfishers in the rivers and muciélagos in the cavernous areas, which abound.

Other animals, on the other hand, a challenge for safarists, since they are not always seen. They are the armadillo, the deer, the tigrillos, chickens and mountain turkeys, partridges, wild cats and beautiful birds such as the Mot Mot, the Querreques or the Huaxteca Parrot, among others.

Go ahead and “hunt” with your camera the native species of animals that chose this Mexican paradise as a home, always respecting nature.

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