Here are some pictures of nature. Especially the orchids in the Orquigonia were very interesting.

Pictures of birds in Guatemala and other nature pages are separate:

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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Nature in Guatemala

View Yaxha Lake Yaxha
View of Yaxha Lake from a Yaxha pyramid. (747k)
Sunset Over Yaxha Lake
Sunset over Yaxha Lake. (423k)
Scenic Valley Central Guatemala
Scenic valley in central Guatemala. (1029k)
Natural Pools Semuc Champey
Natural pools at Semuc Champey. During the rainy season they are quite muddy. (1440k)
Waterfalls Semuc Champey
Waterfalls at Semuc Champey. (1045k)
River Semuc Champey Quite
River at Semuc Champey. It is quite violent during rainy season. (1210k)
Rainbow Over Guatemalan Rainforest
Rainbow over the Guatemalan rainforest. (1217k)

Mucbilhá Cave

Cave Entrance
Cave entrance. (1248k)
Limestone Formations
Limestone formations. (977k)
Limestone Formations
Limestone formations. (828k)
Stalactite Formations
Stalactite formations. (1076k)
Stalactite Formations
Stalactite formations. (827k)
Stalagmites
Stalagmites. (659k)
Stalagmites Stalactites
Stalagmites and stalactites. (933k)

Flora in Guatemala

Ipomoea sp.
Morning Glory (Ipomoea sp., german: Prunkwinden, french: Ipomée). (757k)
Impatiens sp.
Impatiens (Impatiens sp., german: Springkräuter). (840k)
Heliconia sp.
Heliconia (Heliconia sp., german: Helikonien). (628k)
Monotropa coccinea
Mushroom and Red Indian Pipe (Monotropa coccinea, french: Monotrope). (1088k)
Bromeliad
Bromeliad. (1.6M)
Lepanthes javieri
Javier's Lepanthes (Lepanthes javieri). (602k)
Lepanthes yunkeri
Babyboot Orchid (Lepanthes yunkeri). (694k)
Lepanthes sp.
Babyboot Orchids (Lepanthes sp.). (672k)
Epidendrum verrucosum
Warty Epidendrum (Epidendrum verrucosum). (800k)
Epidendrum nocturnum
Night Scented Orchid (Epidendrum nocturnum). (759k)
Stelis immersa
Orchid (Stelis immersa, french: Pleurothallis). (1207k)
Pleurothallis cardiothallis
Orchid (Pleurothallis cardiothallis). (669k)
Platystele microscopica
Micro Orchid (Platystele microscopica). (697k)
Masdevallia floribunda
Orchid (Masdevallia floribunda). (694k)
Gongora cassidea
Orchid (Gongora cassidea). (589k)
Trichopilia tortilis
Orchid (Trichopilia tortilis). (634k)
Orchid
Orchid. (677k)
Orchid
Orchid. (686k)
Coilostylis ciliaris
Fringed Star Orchid (Coilostylis ciliaris). (694k)
Columnea sulfurea
Orchid (Columnea sulfurea). (711k)
Lycaste skinneri
Orchid (Lycaste skinneri) var superba. (721k)
Phaius tankervilleae
Swamp Orchid (Phaius tankervilleae). (645k)
Prosthechea cochleata
Black Orchid (Prosthechea cochleata), national flower of Belize. (589k)
Arundina graminifolia
Bamboo Orchid (Arundina graminifolia). (651k)
Lycaste skinneri
White Nun Orchid (Lycaste skinneri) var blanca. (696k)
Camellia sinensis
Tea plant (Camellia sinensis, german: Tee, french: Théier). (1.5M)
Elettaria cardamomum
Green Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum, german: Grüner Kardamom, french: Cardamome). It is the most common of the species whose seeds are used as a spice called cardamom. (1.8M)
Chamaedorea tuerckheimii
Palm (Chamaedorea tuerckheimii, german: Bergpalmen). The thinner ones are about 25 years old, the thicker ones are 45 years old. (1.7M)
Tree Fern
Tree fern. (1.8M)
Tree Fern
Tree fern. (2M)
Strangler Fig
Strangler Fig. (1.9M)
Manilkara zapota
Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota, german: Breiapfelbaum, french: Sapotillier). (1.9M)
Pimenta dioica
Allspice Tree (Pimenta dioica, german: Piment, french: Piment de la Jamaïque). (1.8M)
Bursera simaruba
Gumbo Limbo (Bursera simaruba, german: Weißgummibaum, french: Gommier rouge). Comically called Tourist Tree because of the red, peeling skin. (1.7M)

Fauna in Guatemala

Termite Nest
Termite nest. (1273k)
Leafcutter Ant Path
Leafcutter ant path. (1.9M)
Cicada Nymph Exoskeleton
Cicada nymph exoskeleton. (1450k)
Chlosyne janais
Crimson Patch butterfly (Chlosyne janais). (661k)
Land Crab Mucbilhá Cave
Land crab in the Mucbilhá Cave. (1.5M)
Bats Mucbilhá Cave
Bats in the Mucbilhá Cave. (969k)
Sciurus deppei
Deppe's Squirrel (Sciurus deppei, german: Deppes Hörnchen, french: Écureuil de Deppe). (1316k)
Nasua narica
White-nosed Coati (Nasua narica, german: Weißrüssel-Nasenbär, french: Coati à nez blanc). (1442k)
Dasyprocta punctata
Central American Agouti (Dasyprocta punctata, german: Agutis, french: Agouti ponctué). (1006k)
Urocyon cinereoargenteus
Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus, german: Graufuchs, french: Renard gris). (994k)
Ateles geoffroyi
Central American Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi, german: Geoffroy-Klammeraffe, french: Singe-araignée de Geoffroy). (1.6M)
Alouatta pigra
Yucatán Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra, german: Guatemala-Brüllaffe, french: Hurleur du Guatemala). (1257k)
Odocoileus virginianus
White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus, german: Weißwedelhirsch, french: Cerf de Virginie). (1113k)

Fauna Movies

Alouatta pigra
Howling of Yucatán Black Howler Monkeys (Alouatta pigra, german: Guatemala-Brüllaffe, french: Hurleur du Guatemala) over Maya ruins in the morning mist. (5.7M)
Nasua narica
Troop of White-nosed Coati (Nasua narica, german: Weißrüssel-Nasenbär, french: Coati à nez blanc). (169.6M)

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