Wednesday, February 2, 2011

An Afternoon At The U.S./Mexico Border

Images from the U.S./Mexico border at the Border Field State Park. The park is heavily patrolled by the U.S. Border Patrol and is now all but impenetrable. An old and rusty border fence extends briefly into the Great Pacific Ocean, serving now only as a reminder more than a deterrent. Most of the park is deserted, an occasional bird watcher or horseback rider are the afternoons only human occupants.
Snowy Plovers, rabbits, and coyotes now flourish in this modern DMZ border.

The U.S./Mexico border with TJ behind it.

The U.S./Mexico border.

A man looking through the border fence from the Mexican side.

A lone horseback rider on Imperial Beach near the border.
Border Field State Park.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011