Surreal underwater river in Mexico is the stuff of dreams

Somewhat reminiscent of this park in Austria’s Gruner See that becomes submerged in lake water every June, in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, an optical illusion of an underwater river occurs naturally with a layer of hydrogen sulfate looking like the real river deal.

Photographer Anatoly Beloshchin (‘We are 30 meters deep, fresh water, then 60 meters deep – salty water and under me I see a river, island and fallen leaves…’) captured some really cool pictures showing this surreal watery landscape in Cenote Angelita. It makes us want to go there immediately.

Via Seaway Blog

Underwater river

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