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✯ Cenote Ik Kil

A cenote is a deep natural pit, or sinkhole, characteristic of Mexico and Central America, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula, and some nearby Caribbean islands, cenotes were sometimes used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings. The term derives from a word used by the low-land Yucatec Maya, to mean any location with accessible groundwater.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Uploaded on January 12, 2012
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    by Patricia Pato
    • Camera: SONY DSC-W30
    • Taken on 2007/03/15 14:46:47
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash