Photo of the Day Contest
Anhumas Abyss by Marcio Cabral
Friday, 11th January 2013

Anhumas Abyss

by Marcio Cabral

Anhumas Abyss is a cave 23km from the city of Bonito Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Access is by a gap that exists in the Rock through vertical Rappelling techniques. To the base of the cave is 72 meters of vertical drop, until the deck on the lake of clear water. That can reach 80m. depth. During some days of the year the sun passes through the small opening of the cave, producing a beam of light that illuminates the cave for a few hours.
Equipment: 5dmk2, 15mm, ikelite housing
Marcio Cabral
Marcio Cabral is a landscape photographer based in Brasilia, Brazil, his first contact with photography was about fourteen years ago. He was exposed to landscape photography has since become his passion. Along these years he has gained good recognition including prizes in various photo contests, publications in magazines of tourism and nature and in some books and guides on pictures from Brazil in foreign countries. He also works with spherical panoramas and was the first Brazilian to produce underwater spherical panorama. Nowadays, he is devoted exclusively to make workshops and photographing expeditions within Brazil and out of it.

Anhumas Abyss by Marcio Cabral was photo of the day on Friday, 11th January 2013. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.


11th January 2013 at 2:52 am

There’s something you don’t see every day. So cool!

11th January 2013 at 3:02 am

Absolutely stunning picture. Excellent work Marcio. Big congrats!

11th January 2013 at 7:26 am

what a spectacular picture. Bravo Marcio!

11th January 2013 at 8:51 am

Really, really stunning. Huge compliments!

11th January 2013 at 9:50 am

What a whopper =) You can really appreciate the lengths the photographer has gone to to share such a world with us. Amazing job Marcio!

11th January 2013 at 9:51 am

Marcio this is outstanding. The caves with the light entering through the opening is beautiful by itself. Besides that you have photographed it in such a way that it brings out the beauty of the place very nicely. Well done

Andy Usher

11th January 2013 at 10:07 am

This is outstanding.

11th January 2013 at 11:38 am

Oh Wow this is amazing; wish I was there!


11th January 2013 at 12:35 pm

Man… awesome! and it seems to be a open hand of a giant!

Mario Gustavo Fiorucci

11th January 2013 at 1:07 pm

Amazing ¡¡¡

11th January 2013 at 1:48 pm

Amazing light and colour!

11th January 2013 at 3:41 pm

This is outstanding! Kudos! Thanks for sharing :-)


11th January 2013 at 3:46 pm

The awesomeness of God is always amazing, but the fact that you captured the very essence is supurb.

11th January 2013 at 4:43 pm

Awesome under water capture :)

mary blankenship

11th January 2013 at 4:54 pm

Wow. Beautiful colors. Amazing shot.

11th January 2013 at 4:58 pm

Incredible place and an image that does it justice! congratulations!


11th January 2013 at 5:21 pm

What a fantastic image!! I’m just amazed – feels otherwordly! Thank you for sharing with us!

Anne Egli

11th January 2013 at 5:44 pm

This is such an incredible photo, the lighting is so awesome. Thanks for sharing a place I certainly will never see myself, but can see it through you.

11th January 2013 at 6:20 pm

Stunning!! Great detail and color!!!!

11th January 2013 at 6:27 pm

Okay..That just makes me downright jealous. SUPERB.


11th January 2013 at 7:00 pm

This is absolutely beautiful!!!

Don Dixon

11th January 2013 at 7:18 pm

Impressive! Really love the lighting and the trail of bubbles following it. The diver almost looks as if he’s standing in a giant hand.

Bob Haine

11th January 2013 at 7:52 pm

Congratulations to you and to your friend, the other diver. He looks like he’s just going for a nice little stroll.

13th January 2013 at 6:37 pm

I love how the beams of light bend through depth of the water. Very nice composition!


14th January 2013 at 1:58 am

Beautiful – looks so peaceful; fantastic photo

14th January 2013 at 10:29 am

wow, amazing shot, absolutely fabulous execution , love the bubbles and the colours and the upright diver, fabulous…

14th January 2013 at 7:27 pm

Love it! Epic…


16th January 2013 at 9:00 am

I enlarged it to 200 to see the diver better and noticed that at the top of each of the bubble trails going up are faces… like ghosts. Quite eerie!


21st January 2013 at 6:03 pm



23rd January 2013 at 1:57 am

Oh my what a shot……isn’t the water just soooooo beautiful.
Thanks for the enjoyment.

24th January 2013 at 1:22 am

Adding this one to the bucket list :-)


29th January 2013 at 8:16 pm

this is totally awesome..


13th May 2013 at 10:59 am

Just seen the Anhumas Abyss image used by Bing. Beautiful shot, shame about the dinghy!

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