These days, whenever you see something you just can’t believe, you gotta ask yourself if it’s real or if it’s Photoshopped. So it’s even more astonishing when the real deal comes along. Such was the case when I first saw these pics of a river in Mexico. It looks like any small river anywhere in the world, except it’s underwater!
Photographer Anatoly Beloshchin captured these strange-but-true shots of an underwater river found in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula called Cenote Angelina, Spanish for “Little Angel.” They depict eerie, surreal scenes where figures who look like they are hovering in air above a small creek are actually divers in a submerged cave taking in this amazing sight.
Cenotes are deep natural pits, or sinkholes, that are characteristic of both Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula. They are the result of the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes natural groundwater underneath. A thin layer of hydrogen sulfate separates the saltwater of the creek from the fresh water above, creating this bizarre landscape.
Just when you think you’ve seen everything, it’s an underwater river!