A beautiful underground cenote.

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Most amazingly - you can swim in there! And if you're lucky, you can be there all alone for hours. Nirvana.

Wikipedia: cenote is a deep natural pit, or sinkhole, characteristic of Mexico and Central America, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula, and some nearby Caribbean islands, cenotes were sometimes used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings. The term derives from a word used by the low-land Yucatec Maya, to mean any location with accessible groundwater.

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EdwardTurJ on January 19, 2012

Замечательный кадр!
Привет из Черновцов на Украине, Эдвард!

someGuyinmasset on February 1, 2012

Now that's cool!

= I T I B A U M = on April 14, 2012

Beautiful, Fv! Greetings, Iti

kelly Davico on January 20, 2014

Esta es una imagen muy interesante. Los colores son hermosos y la vista es muy bueno. Y, por supuesto, un LIKE

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Photo taken in Parque Nacional Tulum, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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    by Konstantin Khrapko
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ35
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