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a pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico
October 15, 2013

Pyramid, Chichén Itzá

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Power of Photography

A pyramid 90 feet tall and a platform adorned with a feathered serpent’s head testify to the former glory of Chichén Itzá, now a popular tourist destination. This once powerful city was built in about the ninth century, likely aligned with four sacred cenotes and with the sun’s seasonal movements.

See more pictures from the August 2013 feature story "Secrets of the Maya Underworld."

Nicklen was one of 44 photographers we interviewed for our video portrait series The Photographers on Photography. Watch an intro to the series on Proof. »

Photograph by Paul Nicklen

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