Cancun, Mexico is far more than beaches and hotels, there’s an immense amount of life, culture, and nature all around the main city area.
While I lived in Cancun for several years my interest in photography really took root and began to flourish. I would go on long walks around the city to capture everything I saw. During my time there I took hundreds of photos. Unfortunately, I had several CDs of photos stolen from me a month before I came back to the US. I ended up losing the majority of those photos except for some of my favorites which I had uploaded to Flickr.
Beaches and Sea Animals
I loved going to beaches while living there, I easily went to them over a hundred times during my 4 years there.
One evening I got see a massive sea turtle come ashore and lay eggs.
Several weeks later I helped release baby turtles into the sea at night to increase their risk of survival to avoid the birds that pick them off during the daylight.
During certain times of the year crabs would be everywhere. It was so cute. I loved them, I would even pick them up and let them crawl on my shoulders.
Because of the tropical environment, there were beautiful blooming flowers everywhere almost all year long. I really enjoyed the colorful and lively atmosphere of it all.
They skies were very intense sometimes. This photo was of a sunset that made the clouds look like actual fire.
I lived in downtown Cancun. The photos below are of the street I lived off of, at night and during the day. The street was the main party and fun street for locals called Avenida Yaxchilan.
One time while I was walking around I came upon firefighters putting out a fire.
I worked in the hotels. Some of them were absolutely incredible with wild animals walking around and full trees and flowers.