Tag: caves

Aug 7, 2015

Picture of the Day: Hollow Rock – Berdorf, Luxembourg

Picture of the Day: Hollow Rock – Berdorf, Luxembourg

From the Middle Ages to the 1800s this area was excavated for mill stones which left strange patterns on the rock and created this cave.

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Mar 15, 2015

Drone Explores Hang Son Doong, the Largest Cave in the World

Drone Explores Hang Son Doong, the Largest Cave in the World

Experience the world’s largest cave, Vitenam’s Hang Son Doong, from a quadcopter’s POV. The video was filmed by Ryan Deboodt near the entrance and the first and second dolines (skylights), which are 2.5 and 3.5 km inside the cave respectively. Deboodt used the following gear: Canon 6D, Canon 16-35mm f4, DJI Phantom 2, GoPro…

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Mar 17, 2014

Picture of the Day: Tham Lod Cave, Thailand

Picture of the Day: Tham Lod Cave, Thailand

THAM LOD CAVE, THAILAND Photograph by DREW HOPPER Website | Facebook | Google+ | Twitter | 500px | Prints available In this beautiful capture by Drew Hopper, we see Tham Lod Cave, located in the Pang Mahpa district of Mae Hong Son, Thailand. According to Hopper, the natural limestone cave’s main feature…

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Feb 3, 2014

Lake Superior’s Elusive Ice Caves Accessible for First Time in 5 Years

Lake Superior’s Elusive Ice Caves Accessible for First Time in 5 Years

For the first time in five years, the ice caves on Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands are accessible, as the temperatures have dropped enough to freeze the surface and allow visitors to hike across the frozen water to the elusive caves. Prior to the big freeze, waves splashed across the cliffs of the islands leaving…

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Oct 25, 2013

Picture of the Day: Let There Be Light

Picture of the Day: Let There Be Light

LET THERE BE LIGHT Photograph by LIN TUN/Leopard Photography Website | deviantART | Facebook In this gorgeous capture by Lin Tun, we see a lone monk basking in the sunlight at a Buddhist cave temple in Myanmar. According to PhotoBotos.com, this is Datdawtaung Cave near the town to Kyaukse which is in…

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Oct 8, 2013

Picture of the Day: Snail with Semi-Transparent Shell Discovered

Picture of the Day: Snail with Semi-Transparent Shell Discovered

SNAIL WITH SEMI-TRANSPARENT SHELL DISCOVERED Photograph by Jana Bedek In a paper published on 30 August 2013 by the International Society for Subterranean Biology, Dr Alexander Weigand of Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany, has described a new species of cave-dwelling snail from the Lukina Jama–Trojama cave system. The new species, Zospeum tholussum, is a…

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Sep 15, 2013

Picture of the Day: Mexico’s Giant Crystal Cave

Picture of the Day: Mexico’s Giant Crystal Cave

MEXICO’S GIANT CRYSTAL CAVE Photograph by Alexander Van Driessche Cave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave (Spanish: Cueva de los Cristales) is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300 meters (980 ft) below the surface in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. The main chamber contains giant selenite crystals, and are some of…

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Aug 7, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Picture of the Day: The Waitomo Glowworm Caves

THE WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES Photograph via waitomo.com The Waitomo Glowworm Caves attraction is a cave at Waitomo on the North Island of New Zealand, known for its population of glowworms, Arachnocampa luminosa. This species is found exclusively in New Zealand. They are around the size of an average mosquito. This cave is…

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Jun 13, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Temple Cave of Batu

Picture of the Day: The Temple Cave of Batu

THE TEMPLE CAVE OF BATU Photograph by TREY RATCLIFF | stuckincustoms.com Batu Caves is a limestone hill which has a series of caves and cave temples in the Gombak district, 13 kilometers (8 mi) north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows…

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Apr 15, 2013

Poland’s Underground Salt Cathedral

Poland’s Underground Salt Cathedral

Located 135 meters (443 ft) underground is the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine in southern Poland. Entered into the UNESCO First World Heritage List in 1978, it was also proclaimed a Historical Monument by the President of the Republic of Poland in 1994. The mine is located in the town of Wieliczka and is within…

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