Tag: caves

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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Apr 11, 2013

Mexico’s Hidden Beach at Marieta Islands

Mexico’s Hidden Beach at Marieta Islands

Photograph by Modagaja on Panoramio Located in the mouth of Banderas Bay are the beautiful Las Marietas Islands, about 22 nautical miles west of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Formed by volcanic activity over thousands of years, the islands are a nationally protected bird sanctuary, also providing shelter for countless marine species. After years of scientific…

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