Cenote ANGELITA: underwater lake, shrouded in mysterious mist
• Cenote ANGELITA: underwater lake, shrouded in mysterious mist
Plunging to a depth of 30 meters, the diver is waiting to see what you like, but not like the lake, shrouded in mysterious mist. Photographer Tom from London St. George (Tom St George), specializes in underwater photography, was able to witness this amazing phenomenon in ANGELITA cenote in Mexico.
To get these surreal images, photographer Tom St. George plunged to a depth of 30 meters in the cenote - a well, which is formed by the collapse of the limestone rocks, under which the groundwater flow.
at a depth of admiring the photographer discovered the island of sunken debris in the midst of a fog shrouded the underwater lake.
The fact that we call fog, is actually a cloud of hydrogen sulfide formed by the decomposition of organic matter in water, such as sunken foliage. Hydrogen sulfide layer separates the layers of fresh and salt water.
Cenote ANGELITA, which means "little angel", is close to Tulum on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Fresh water fills the first 30 meters cenote, followed by a layer of hydrogen sulfide, under which is salt water formation. The total depth of the cenote is 61 meters.
Cenotes often used Mayan as places for sacrifice.
C cenote ANGELITA surface looks freshwater pond with a clean, clear water. Hidden from the eyes of a mysterious underwater lake can only be seen plunging into the depths.