World Environment Day, June 5, was celebrated in various ways around Jalisco.
At the Phil Weigand Guachimontones Interpretive Center, judging took place for a photographic competition. Participants had been asked to submit pictures taken in any of Jalisco’s wetlands, particularly in the state’s 13 Ramsar sites. In keeping with the times, the categories for submission were: 1. Photos taken with a digital camera and 2. Shots taken with a mobile device (such as a Smartphone or iPad). A grand total of 53 images were received, according to naturalist Manfred Meiners, who was in charge of the judging committee. First prize in category 1, a Urrea Tablet, went to Iván Israel Jiménez Estrada for his photo titled “El Barrio,” showing a bird-filled tree at Lago de Los Poetas, near Puerto Vallarta. The winner for best photo taken with a mobile device was Vanessa Huizar.