28 August 2013

In Mexico, An Incredible ‘Underwater River’ That Flows Along The Ocean Floor

A river that flows underwater—sounds strange, but this phenomenon exists in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

Found inside an underwater cave called a cenote, the ‘Cenote Angelita’ (Spanish for “Little Angel”) is an ‘underwater river’ that flows through the ocean floor.

It is formed by a separation of freshwater and saltwater brought about by a three-foot thick layer of hydrogen sulfide.

Russian photographer Anatoly Beloshchin ventured underwater to snap some amazing photographs—documenting this mysterious and amazing phenomenon.

[via My Modern Met, images via Anatoly Beloshchin]