Estuaries Xepe Coosot

PhotographerMargot Wholey
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryMariposa, United States
Photo DateOctober 2010
Entry Description

This series features mangrove estuaries located in the Canal del Infiernillo (Xepe Coosot, Little Hell Channel), Gulf of California, Mexico. Sacred to the indigenous Comcaac Tribe and recently designated as a RAMSAR sight, this unique ecosystem continues to be threatened by the Nautical Stairway, overfishing, poaching, and toxic particulates from the nearby thermoelectric plant. These images are part of a long-term personal project documenting the Comcaac and their territory.