Marisa at Bacalar

PhotographerChristian Vizl
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryMexico City, Mexico
Photo Date08.03.17
Entry Description

Bacalar is a very special Lagoon located in the southern tip of Quintana Roo, México. It is a natural treasure that has remain fairly untouched until recently. Tourism is growing in the area and with this problems start to grow. There is no sewage system in the lagoon, so until today all the human wastes are poured directly into it, so contamination levels are rising. This images where taken with the intention to rase awareness of this critical problem so measures can be taken to prevent another ecological disaster.

About Photographer

CHRISTIAN VIZL was born in M?xico City in 1972. Has a degree in Business Administration, was formed as a Diving Instructor, Cave Diver, Rafting Guide, and Sailor. Was a member of CEDAM, a Mexican organization devoted to marine archeology, lived for a year in Germany (1993) a year in Akumal, southeast M?xico (1997) and a year in Australia (1998). He has been an enthusiast photographer since he was 15 years old, but it?s since 2010 when he starts with underwater photography and with a more professional approach.