This is what eternal bliss looks like. Right at home in this winter wonderland ❄️☃️🏔️
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"Down the dank mouldering paths and past the ocean's streams they went
and past the White Rock and the sun's Western Gates and past
the Land of Dreams, and soon they reached the fields of asphodel
where the dead, the burnt-out wraiths of mortals make their home"
- The Odyssey
They call it El Pit. Certainly a fitting name for the deepest cenote in this system. No need to tell me this leads to the underworld. I would have arrived at that conclusion myself.
1. A group of divers emerge from the halocline and sulfurous cloud like an interdimensional task force. Two effects are at play in this shot - the salt water rushing in from the cave system mixing with fresh water causes a blur at certain depths, while the cloud like sulfrous layer I've just swam through leaves a milky white trail.
2. The scale of this cathedral like cavern is just jaw dropping. Morning rays burst through, while a trail of bubbles from descending divers draw out their trajectory. At the very bottom of the picture, 2 divers are barely visible, positions given away by their dive lights.
3. At 33 meters, we encounter a bizzare underwater hydrogen sulfur cloud. The border of another realm.
4. A curious light show from divers above
5. This is just the beginning of the descent.