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The ceiling of this gem of a cave contains paintings of fish and animal figures done in beautiful colors that DStretch brings to life.  The slideshow documents my trip to the cave during a wonderful equipatas rain.  It also contains photos and enhancements of the ceiling.  The panorama shows the entire ceiling and a number of DStretch enhancements.  Click on the image below to see some of my individual photos and enhancements.
When I think of Great Mural Painting the first image I get is of the huge monos (human figures) at Cueva Pintada.  In this cave there is only one poorly drawn human figure.  This cave is not  an advertisement for Great Mural theories that emphasize ancestor worship.  Are the fish painted here depictions of real creatures or fantasies?  Only an ichthyologist would know for sure, but I would bet that most are real.
Slideshow       Panorama 
The cave is located in the Sierra de Guadalupe, Baja California Sur.  It is in the middle of the peninsula, not particularly close to the ocean.   Photos taken November 30, 2007.

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This is the upper ceiling. The images indexed by dots at the far right are from the lower ceiling and wall on the right side of the rockshelter.
Miscellaneous Images . Click for Slideshow or click in individual image below.
Cueva El Dipugón from below
View of rockshelter from below.  It rained all day.
Cueva El Dipugón, left
Left side of rockshelter.
Cueva El Dipugón, right
Right side of rockshelter
                  Dipugón from right side
View from right side.  Placido and Lucero.
Cueva El Dipugón, lower ceiling
Far right of lower ceiling
Petroglyphs on rocks below
Foot petroglyphs on rock below.
Lucero and I arive back at the rancho
Lucero and I back at the rancho.
List of images with enhancements.
Photography and other images Copyright 2007, 2008 by Jon Harman. I visited this site on November 30, 2007 as part of the INAH project: Identidad Social, Comunicación Ritual y Arte Rupestre: El Gran Mural de la Sierra de Guadalupe B.C.S. under the leadership of Maria de la Luz Gutiérrez Martinez (Lucero). Placido Osuna Villavicencio was our local guide.