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    In the middle of the jungle we descend far underground down a narrow stairs. Entering into an underwater sinkhole in Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. A hypnotizing lightbeam penetrates the cristal clear water, all the way down to the sandy bottom starting at 20 meter of depth. Diving down on one breath, capturing this breathtaking moment with Guillaume Bihet, co-autor and underwater model.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 3
    Lighting 4
    Creativity 3
    Story 3

    It feels like this diver is drifting off into the abyss. This light just draws my eye right to the subject and feels so perfect for a visual moment. In the comment section below I love the conversation about this image feeling like an abduction. It feels like the diver is just being pulled from the darkness and into the light. Great image.

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Feb 8, 2017
    Date Uploaded: Jun 20, 2017
    Camera: SONY ILCE-6300
    Focal Length: 10 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
    Aperture: f/4
    ISO: 640
    Copyright: © Wendy Timmermans
    Categories: Nature, Sports, Underwater
    Assignments: Epic
    Contests: 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year