20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Free your mind and freedive

In the middle of the ocean and far away from cities and crowds, a crack in the earth opened and filled with water. Concealed by incredibly narrow sheer-walled lava canyons filled with clear, emerald hue water, this confined pool embraces those who come in search of serenity and beauty.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Ecuador
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Tom Shlesinger