This image was shot in a place called Cenote Siete Bocas, which is situated in the middle of the jungle in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. The whole area has an immense system of caves and rivers under the land. For this image, we used a 60 meter-deep cenote.
The picture is the result of a freediving session: total darkness broken by a stark ray of sunlight piercing through the dense jungle and the rock. To immerse yourself down there on a single breath of air is to take a journey to the afterlife.
It is easy to lose the perception of space with the excessive contrast between darkness and light. You’re not in the open sea, you’re in a freshwater lake so your body does not float as well. Here there are other rules.