Fabio Esteban Amador

A Portrait of the Lacandon People

  The Lacandon people are one of the most isolated societies in the world.  They live in the Lacandon jungle in the state of Chiapas, Mexico.  Although they are quite traditional in their ways, modern culture is slowly creeping in ...

Inner-space Mission to the Bottom of the Ocean

  An extraordinary expedition was announced recently at the Museum of Natural History in NYC.  At the center of it all is the newly designed Exosuit, a robotic dream created by Nuytco Research, the latest generation of atmospheric diving systems ...

Inner-space Mission to the Bottom of the Ocean

  An extraordinary expedition was announced recently at the Museum of Natural History in NYC.  At the center of it all is the newly designed Exosuit, a robotic dream created by Nuytco Research, the latest generation of atmospheric diving systems ...

NatGeo’s 1st. Archaeology Student Award in Guatemala

The International Maya Symposium held every year in Guatemala City brings the best archaeological discoveries of the season to the National Museum.  It is a gathering of academics, scientists, epigraphers, the public and archaeology students that currently participate in research ...

NatGeo’s 1st. Archaeology Student Award in Guatemala

The International Maya Symposium held every year in Guatemala City brings the best archaeological discoveries of the season to the National Museum.  It is a gathering of academics, scientists, epigraphers, the public and archaeology students that currently participate in research ...

NatGeo’s 1st. Archaeology Student Award in Guatemala

The International Maya Symposium held every year in Guatemala City brings the best archaeological discoveries of the season to the National Museum.  It is a gathering of academics, scientists, epigraphers, the public and archaeology students that currently participate in research ...

Kaxil Kiuic: A Model for Conservation in the Yucatan Peninsula

Many of the indigenous species of the Yucatan Peninsula are slowly disappearing. These range from the formidable jaguar to the colorful motmot and countless animals that play important roles in their habitats. Not only are these species indicators of the ...

Deep Blue Rendezvous: Submersible Alley

The BLUE Ocean Film Festival is a seven-day gathering of filmmakers, ocean scientists, conservationists, and award winning marine photographers and cinematographers.  BLUE’s primary goal is educational for the most part, but it also offers networking opportunities for underwater and ...

Ocean Space Habitat: A new concept is born

Dawning of a New Era I recently had the opportunity to interview explorer and NGS/Waitt grantee Michael Lombardi, following a successful deployment of a newly designed underwater portable habitat. Habitats have been used since the 60’s as inner space ...

Love and War: The Essence of Luminosity

When I think of luminosity I think of the brightness of the sun or associate it with technology, light bulbs, light emitting diodes, and of course, the energy sources that make it possible. In many ways, creating light has promoted ...

Diving the Cavern Zone – part 2

Training to Dive the Cavern Zone I was so anxious the get in the water, but I knew that I must first demonstrate proficiency in the skills necessary to pass the course and most importantly, the stay alive and enjoy ...

Diving the Cavern Zone – part 1

Diving the Cavern Zone – part 1 People and Cenotes The Yucatan Peninsula is a world-class cave diving destination due to countless labyrinths of underground tunnels that characterize this region. In fact, three of the largest underwater cave systems in the world ...

Conservation wins out over Aphrodisiac

A Tiny Nation Making a World of a Difference In the small country of El Salvador, VIVAZUL, an organization dedicated to educating people in saving turtles is making an important impact in marine life conservation and the education of coastal ...

Walking in the Clouds

What do a forest ecologist, a photographer and a cinematographer have in common?  A deeply rooted passion for education, art and conservation! Their shared interests have brought them to a pretty unique place. For the last three years, Greg, Drew ...