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Cenote Otoch Ha, cave up stream



Cave diving, Mexico, Yucatan

Cave diving, Mexico, Yucatan
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18 Comments | Report
john567 PRO+
 
john567 August 30, 2018
wow fantastic shot
petrpolach PRO
petrpolach November 17, 2020
Thank you for your evaluation!
ChristopherLH PRO
 
ChristopherLH April 29, 2019
Wow...I suddenly felt the urge to hold my breath. Shots like these are the only reason I want to cave dive. Bucket list item for sure (the last item, just in case).
LonnieWatkins
 
LonnieWatkins May 23, 2019
I saw the movie, "The Cave!" The scenes were not as tidy as this.
AdrienneWood22
 
AdrienneWood22 May 27, 2019
Absolutely love this
CAphotos
 
CAphotos May 30, 2019
I wish everybody on Viewbug could see this photo. It's truly incredible. Thanks for sharing with us.
alexisfernandes
 
alexisfernandes November 05, 2019
this definitelly looks like Gagazet Cave (from Final Fantasy X)
alisajidzaidi_0374
 
alisajidzaidi_0374 April 28, 2020
Marvelous
Harryjamie121
 
Harryjamie121 May 10, 2020
Wow so beautiful
scotttamano
 
scotttamano November 17, 2020
Awesome
petrpolach PRO
petrpolach November 18, 2020
Thank you for your evaluation!
judiannabriaestrobo
 
judiannabriaestrobo November 28, 2020
Beautiful
petrpolach PRO
petrpolach November 30, 2020
Thank you
Matteo86
 
Matteo86 Jan 05
I love it. Where is it?
petrpolach PRO
petrpolach Jan 05
Thank you. This image was taken while diving in cave "Otoch-Ha upstream", Yucatan, Mexico. Best regards, Petr
jafarali_3017
 
jafarali_3017 Jan 19
Hi
susanneagles
 
susanneagles Jan 26
Hauntingly beautiful
petrpolach PRO
petrpolach Jan 27
Thank you!
tammystarck
 
tammystarck Jan 26
Hi.
lorablondo
 
lorablondo Feb 16
Stunning
dawnaschwab
 
dawnaschwab Feb 16
Amazing job
bearstark PRO
 
bearstark Apr 06
epic
Islawiththebird
 
Just incredible!😮
petrpolach PRO
petrpolach Apr 15
Thank you for your words!

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken while cave diving in the Otoch Ha-upstream cave in Yucatan, Mexico.
Time
This photo was taken during the day, 1 December 2017 at 13.04.
Lighting
There is absolute darkness in the flooded caves. I used five flashes, three external and two on the case, to take this picture.
Equipment
I used the Sony alpha 7 R II camera with the Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS lens, the Sea & Sea MDX-?7 II case, the Fisheye Dome Port 240 with accessories and five flash units (2 x Sea & Sea YS-110a on the case and the external Sea & 1 x YS-D2 and 2 x YS-D1 with 3 triggers).
Inspiration
There are hundreds of kilometres of caves in Yucatan. I like to dive and photograph there because their beauty is really amazing. Imagine: in diving, you are underwater balancing, that is, in a stateless weight, and you "fly" between a beautiful cave decoration. Everything is a little mysterious. That's why I like to take pictures in caves and try to show this beauty to others.
Editing
Yes, many edits have been made to this photo. As opposed to a photo taken over water, photos taken under water generally require much more adjustments.
In my camera bag
This of course depends on what and where to shoot. In the case of diving in caves, I have two bags, each about 12 kg with the equipment listed above in the article "Equipment".
Feedback
Because there is a absolute darkness in the caves, the key issue is the use of high quality external flashes and the full-frame camera.

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