Underwater Pictures That Present the Rising Hole Between Two Tectonic Plates

Rising hole: Alex Mustard, dived 80ft into the crevice between the North American and Eurasian plates close to Iceland to seize these spectacular pictures

Swimming by way of an space of utmost pure magnificence, this diver surveys the underwater canyons on his both aspect.

However this British scuba diver is definitely between two tectonic plates.

Alex Mustard, 36, dived 80ft into the crevice between the North American and Eurasian plates close to Iceland to seize these spectacular photographs.

The world is riddled with faults, valleys, volcanoes and scorching springs, brought on by the plates pulling aside at about one inch per yr.


Mr Mustard snapped away as he and his dive companions swam by means of recent water canyons Silfra, Nes and Nikulasargja, that are as much as 200ft deep.

He additionally took photographs of the Arnarnes Strytur chimney, which varieties a cloudy plume as 80C water is ejected from Earth’s crust and hits the cool 4C seawater.

Mr Mustard, from Southampton, stated: ‘The photographs present diving within the distinctive underwater world of Iceland which, like on land, is shaped by the volcanic panorama of the nation.

Photograph: Alex Mustard

Photograph: Alex Mustard

Photograph: Alex Mustard


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