BY: JESSICA BEUKER
Russian photographer Anatoly Beloshchin is a diving enthusiast with a thirst for adventure. Between diving with sharks and whales and trekking through Antarctica, Beloshchin is always on the hunt for something new – and he found it on his latest exploration.
The Yucatan Peninsula in Southeastern Mexico is home to many cenotes – natural sinkholes formed by the collapse of cave walls. When Beloshchin dove 200 feet into the Angelita Cenote he made a discovery – an underwater river, created by a halocline. A halocline is where two bodies of water – each with a different salt density – hit then separate. A layer of hydrogen sulphide separates the salty water from the fresh water, which results in this effect.