29/08/2013 17:39 BST | Updated 29/08/2013 17:41 BST

'Underwater River' Photos By Anatoly Beloshchin Will Blow Your Mind (PICTURES)

These incredible pictures by Russian photographer Anatoly Beloshchin show what appears to be an underwater river.

The eerie phenomenon, deep inside a cave system in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, is a three-foot layer of hydrogen sulphide separating freshwater from the denser salt water below.

The result is two distinct layers that give the impression of a river observed by divers who appear to float above it.


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Added to the effect are the branches strewn where the two layers meet.

It is found in a cave called the Cenote Angelita (Little Angel Sinkhole), 29 metres below the surface.

Beloshchin has a website dedicated to his stunning underwater photography so be sure to check it out.