The famous Mayan pyramids of Chichén-Itzá are over 1500 years old and are located only 75 miles from Mérida. The name Chichén-Itzá is a Mayan word: CHI (mouth) CHEN (well) and ITZA (of the Itza tribe). Some believe people were occasionally thrown into the nearby cenote as sacrifices, and those who survived were believed to be seers.
Dean is a Fine Art photographer, specializing in Nature photography. Dean has a BA in Labor Studies and Industrial Relations. A self professed late bloomer, Dean has won several awards for his photos. "Nature calls all of us, my goal is to communicate her beauty." He uses professional Olympus E-1 and E-510 DLSR, Opteka fisheye, zuikos telephoto, wide angle, Adobe Lightroom3 and Photomatix Pro4 to create his work.