Lost World of the Yucatan S3, E1: The Yucatan is a paradox: a rainforest where rainfall is rare, with no major rivers or streams. Instead, beneath the forest floor lies a mysterious ecosystem, an elaborate web of flooded caves known as 'cenotes'--Mayan for 'sacred wells'. More people have walked on the moon than have reached the end of these caverns, but their presence has fueled an astonishing diversity of life: from trees with hundred foot roots that still draw water, to a rich tapestry of exotic animals--like the howler monkeys whose cries fill the lush undergrowth.
Starring David Rankin, Nick Eyles, Rachel Carnahan
The world is packed with landscapes that serve up scenery of breathtaking sumptuousness, while puzzling us with its paradoxes. Visit Yucatan rain forests with very little rain, or a Sierra Gorda mountain range with both arid deserts and lush cloud forests. Landscapes aside, the residents of these lands bring their own intrigue: from the scientific anomaly known as the axolotl, to the haunting cry of the howler monkey, to the hammerhead sharks of Costa Rica who have turned the coastal mangroves into their own personal nursery.