Tag: caves

Dec 12, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Great Descent

Picture of the Day: The Great Descent

THE GREAT DESCENT Photograph by CHRIS MCLENNAN Posted this weekend on Reddit, a TinEye search revealed the photographer to be Chris McLennan, a travel, adventure and tourism photographer (check out his site, his work is awesome!). This stunning shot was taken at the beautiful Waitomo Caves in New Zealand. The Waitomo Caves…

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Nov 8, 2011

The Jeita Grotto Limestone Caves in Lebanon

The Jeita Grotto Limestone Caves in Lebanon

Photograph by Bill and Ben and Little Weed The Jeita Grotto is a compound of two separate but interconnected karstic limestone caves spanning an overall length of nearly 9 kilometers (5.6 mi). The caves are situated in the Nahr al-Kalb valley within the locality of Jeita, 18 kilometres (11 mi) north of the…

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Oct 12, 2011

Picture of the Day: Incredible Underwater Cave in Russia

Picture of the Day: Incredible Underwater Cave in Russia

INCREDIBLE UNDERWATER CAVE IN RUSSIA Photograph by VIKTOR LYAGUSHKIN Photograph by VIKTOR LYAGUSHKIN Photograph by VIKTOR LYAGUSHKIN The Orda Cave Awareness Project is dedicated to the biggest underwater gypsum (a very soft mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate) cave in the world. It is located near Orda village (Perm region…

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Sep 1, 2011

Picture of the Day: Glorious Sea Cave – Algarve, Portugal

Picture of the Day: Glorious Sea Cave – Algarve, Portugal

GLORIOUS SEA CAVE – ALGARVE, PORTUGAL Photograph via Reddit Apparently this cave is quite near Benagil Beach in Algarve, Portugal. A sea cave, also known as a littoral cave, is a type of cave formed primarily by the wave action of the sea. The primary process involved is erosion. Sea caves are…

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May 2, 2011

Picture of the Day: ‘Crystal’ Ice Cave in Iceland

Picture of the Day: ‘Crystal’ Ice Cave in Iceland

‘CRYSTAL’ ICE CAVE IN SKAFTAFELL, ICELAND Photograph via Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson Photographer’s Description: Some of the magic beauty of glacier ice lies under its outer surface. One either needs to strip the surface layer or go underneath it to see its real beauty. The centuries old ice coming down the slopes of…

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