Cenote Ik Kil – A Natural Water Sinkhole in Mexico

Ik Kil, located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, is a deep natural sink hole open to the sky, that formed by the collapse of a cave. With vines and ferns extending downward into the sinkhole it is a place of unbelievable natural beauty. Also, there is a carved stairway down to a swimming platform. Cenote Ik Kil was considered sacred by the Mayans who used the site as a location for human sacrifice to their rain god.

By Luis Miguel Bugallo SánchezOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

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Tuscany Seen from Above

A series of aerial photos in autumn colors in the Tuscany region by photographer Gabor Nagy.

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Trying to draw sculptures

David Moreno works with hundreds of small steel rods and pieces of piano strings and  builds heavy sculptures that look like 2D sketches. His work  is usually centered around a structure or line of houses, such as buildings. Each work of art is designed to look like a random collection of sticks, of fragile appearance. Moreno himself refers to this process as literally “trying to draw sculptures.”

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Ra Paulette’s Hand-Carved Caves

American cave sculptor Ra Paulette digs into hillsides to sculpt elaborate artistic spaces inside mountains. Since he began sculpting in 1990, he has dug over a dozen caves in New Mexico. He works with hand tools only, such as shovels, pick axes, and scrapers. Paulette created Windows of the Earth Shrine in northern New Mexico for a resort north of Santa Fe. The current resort and retreat center, Origin at Rancho de San Juan, provides the public with the opportunity to view and visit the cave sanctuary on guided, docent led tours, by appointment.  Day visitors and overnight guests can hike a third of a mile, enjoy the view, and step inside the sandstone cave space to meditate, journal, enjoy the art, experience a sound bath with crystal singing bowls, or even hold a wedding photo shoot. The shrine took Paulette two and a half years to complete.
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Breathtaking Dark Moody Landscapes by Dylan Furst

Dylan Furst is a photographer from the Pacific Northwest, heavily inspired by the darker and rainy days that frequent his home in Bellingham, Washington State. By adapting to this environment, the imminent days of rain become a time of growth and creating. While travel plays a big part in his photography. He believes a simple shift in perspective can turn the smallest details into works of art, in destinations around the world and in your own backyard.

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Underwater river flowing under the ocean in Mexico

Underwater rivers are formed when the fresh top water meets the exposed salty groundwater. The different density levels in the two waters causes them to layer. Undersea rivers are similar to the rivers we see on land. They have banks on either side, They carve valleys into the sea floor and follow meandering paths. These rivers were unknown until the 1980s, when sonar mapping of the seafloor began to reveal them.
Angelita in Yucatan, Mexico, looks like any ordinary swimming hole. It’s not until you dive almost 100 feet that the underwater river becomes exposed.

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Amazing Cave Photography

Majestic caves photographed by Ryan Deboodt.

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