Agua Azul, Chiapas, Mexico, Central America.
Taken with Canon EOS550D. 18-55mm Lens. 3 Exposures, Converted with Photomatix and processed in Lightroom.
Agua Azul is a place of surreal beauty, where translucent blue water cascades over travertine flowstone that has built up here for thousands of years. Seasonally a torrent of rainwater gushes through nearby limestone mountain caves, dissolving the rock and carrying the calcium downstream. As if by magic, it’s then re-deposited as travertine on almost anything it touches. As the ages pass the deposits layer into these fantastic shapes that look like frozen waterfalls with liquid blue water spilling over them.