Octavio Aburto

The Secret World of the Old Water

Octavio Aburto is a National Geographic WAITT grantee embarking upon an expedition to document and preserve the last untamed Mexican River: The San Pedro Mezquital. —–– My friend and colleague Jaime Rojo has been working with giant Sabinos (Taxodium mucronatum) since ...

The Quiet Birthplace of an Untamed River

We reached the high lands of the Sierra Madre Occidental, where the San Pedro Mezquital River begins its journey in search of the ocean. This River is formed by three main freshwater flows: la Sauceda, a stream that comes from ...

Third Day in the Field, First Crash

The San Pedro River is a string of life that connects the forests of the high parts of the Sierra Madre in Durango and Nayarit with the marine ecosystems of the Islas Marias, through the flow of nutrients that fertilize ...

The Last Untamed Mexican River

I am happy to announce that National Geographic Society / Waitt Grants Program has funded an expedition to the last untamed Mexican River: The San Pedro Mezquital. Together with my friend and colleague Jaime Rojo, we will travel along the three ...