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Underwater

Angelita, Mexico, 2012

In the middle of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, there is a natural cave called Cenote Angelita. This underwater cave was formed by a rock collapse, so, over time, the cenote has trapped both fresh and salt water. When diving the Angelita, the light goes from green to blue, creating a beautifully surreal scene for divers.

At about 30 meters deep, there is a layer of hydrogen sulphide which separates the fresh water from the deeper salt water. The blue and green lights in this cenote create what feels like a lunar eclipse. The perfect atmosphere, combined with the impeccable timing of Guerin capturing the diver between the branches makes this a breathtaking photograph.

“It's an amazing and unique experience in the life of an underwater photographer. The mysticism, beauty, and exuberance of these underwater landscapes make me feel like I discovered another world.”

Location: Tulum, Mexico
Photograph Date: 2012
Medium: Chromogenic Print
Edition: 200

About the Photographer

Fabrice Guerin

From a very young age, Fabrice Guerin has been fascinated with nature and photography. While growing up, Guerin would spend his free time photographing the forest near his home in France.

In the present day, he is a wild life and underwater photographer in some of the most remote corners of the world. He has a passion for revealing the beauty of the world through his images and hopes they will contribute to the protection of the environment for generations to come.

Guerin's images have won several notable words in international competitions, such as Underwater Photographer of the Year and Smithsonian's Best Nature Photography contest.

He is currently writing his own book about his adventures in wild life and has collaborated with National Geographic for two books.

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