Mexico - Maya Underworld

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Return to Mexico, where Steve Backshall explores a honeycomb of subterranean Mexican caves that the ancient Maya believed were a portal to a terrifying underworld. In a dark and flooded cave, Steve finds incredible never-before-seen artifacts.

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Mexico - Maya Underworld

Return to Mexico, where Steve Backshall explores a honeycomb of subterranean Mexican caves that the ancient Maya believed were a portal to a terrifying underworld. In a dark and flooded cave, Steve finds incredible never-before-seen artifacts.

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Mexico - Maya Underworld
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Mexico - Maya Underworld
49m 22s
Return to Mexico, where Steve Backshall explores a honeycomb of subterranean Mexican caves that the ancient Maya believed
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Remaining Calm During a Cave Dive
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Remaining Calm During a Cave Dive
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With an early start to the day, Aldo, Robbie and Steve prepare for the upcoming cave dive over coffee as Robbie goes over
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The Tarantula Hawk Wasp
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The Tarantula Hawk Wasp
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Steve observes a tarantula hawk wasp as it attacks a Mexican red-rump tarantula. After stunning the tarantula, the wasp br
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A Fear of the Unknown
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A Fear of the Unknown
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Aldo assists the team in rigging a frame to lower Steve into a cave. As he and the other divers prepare for their descent,
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Return to Mexico, where Steve Backshall explores a honeycomb of subterranean Mexican caves that the ancient Maya believed
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Behind the Scenes: Mexico - Maya Underworld

Steve and team wait at the entrance of the cave.
Steve and team wait at the entrance of the cave. | Credit: James Brickell/True to Nature Ltd.
Steve studying negative handprints of a child on the cave wall.
Steve studying negative handprints of a child on the cave wall. | Credit: James Brickell/True to Nature Ltd.
Guillermo and Steve have a discussion in the Cave of Small Hands.
Guillermo and Steve have a discussion in the Cave of Small Hands. | Credit: James Brickell/True to Nature Ltd.
Steve and Guillermo studying a jaguar illustration on the cave wall.
Steve and Guillermo studying a jaguar illustration on the cave wall. | Credit: Parker Brown/True to Nature Ltd.
Steve in diving gear standing in an underground lake.
Steve in diving gear standing in an underground lake. | Credit: Mark Sharman/True to Nature Ltd.
Steve and the team explore the cave.
Steve and the team explore the cave. | Credit: James Brickell/True to Nature Ltd.
Steve and the team explore the cave.
Steve and the team explore the cave. | Credit: James Brickell/True to Nature Ltd.
Steve exploring Jaguar Cave.
Steve exploring Jaguar Cave. | Credit: James Brickell/True to Nature Ltd.
Hand print negative on cave wall.
Hand print negative on cave wall. | Credit: James Brickell/True to Nature Ltd.
Steve and Guillermo studying a cave wall.
Steve and Guillermo studying a cave wall. | Credit: James Brickell/True to Nature Ltd.