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Sima de las Cotorras – Chiapas



Sima de las Cotorras (in English: Sinkhole of the Parrots/Parakeets) is a sinkhole located in the El Ocote Biosphere Reserve in western Chiapas, southern Mexico. It is one of a number of sinkholes in the area, all produced by tectonic and erosive processes on the region’s limestone. [Wikipedia]

What Works Well

This video takes the viewer along a path ascending from the lip of a naturally occurring sinkhole in the tropical dry forest of México’s Chiapas state, allowing for both up close and bird’s eye views of varying foliage.




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biome, biodiversity, chiapas, environmental health, mexico, sinkhole, tropical dry forest, travel, trees, vegetation



360 Rafael Esparza


Level of Guidance

What does this mean?

The Level of Guidance indicates how much the creator has imbued the video with a sense of at what the viewer should be looking.

For instance, a Level 1 video would mean that the camera has been left in place while life happens around it, allowing you, as the viewer, to simply observe. A Level 2 video might incorporate subtle visual, textual or audible hints or simple transitions. A Level 3 video would rely on a handful of hints and transition. A Level 4 video would employ multiple hints and dialogue. And a Level 5 video would rely on all of the above as well as a narrative arc that pushes the viewer forward.

Another way of looking at this would be how much production went into the video if you are considering making one of your own like it.


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