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Little Angel: Hidden Underwater River Photographed by Anatoly Beloshchin

These photographs by Anatoly Beloshchin tell the story of a hidden underwater river in in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula called Cenote Angelita or “Little Angel”.

The “river” is actually a thin layer of hydrogen sulfate separating the fresh water at the top from the salt water below. Divers can swim right through the “river” to view it from below. Underwater trees line the river, contributing to its bizarre and otherworldly appearance. Looking at these photographs from professional photographer Anatoly Beloshchin, it is difficult to remember that the entire scene is about 100 feet beneath the surface of the water.

Little Angel: Hidden Underwater River Photographed by Anatoly Beloshchin Little Angel: Hidden Underwater River Photographed by Anatoly Beloshchin Little Angel: Hidden Underwater River Photographed by Anatoly Beloshchin Little Angel: Hidden Underwater River Photographed by Anatoly Beloshchin

Little Angel: Hidden Underwater River Photographed by Anatoly Beloshchin Little Angel: Hidden Underwater River Photographed by Anatoly Beloshchin

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