Robbie Shone @shonephoto • Caucasus Mountains

24 days ago · 3084 Likes · 29 Comments

@shonephoto: We have just returned to civilisation after exploring Veryovkina - currently the worlds deepest cave! Following last years epic trip where we all nearly drowned during the flood at the bottom, it sure feels good to finally complete our original objective. The Caucasus mountains in Abkhazia will remain a very special place in my heart. This beautiful landscape is a great place to be based during such a physically and mentally demanding expedition as this one is. Thanks to the Moscow based Perovo Speleo Caving Club for organising another amazing experience. We will return! #everestoftheunderworld #explore #cave #worldsdeepestcave #exploration #Abkhazia #Caucasus #underground @NatGeo

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jennee_wren24 days ago

Photos have been epic 🙌🏻 Speleology is not for the faint hearted !!

agnier_24 days ago

Love this view, amazing place ❤️

natiandando10022 days ago

🙏🏻😊👍🏻

nihalscingh24 days ago

Cool

ldgreenbergaz23 days ago

The word breathtaking has been used many times however this it truly captures this photo.

sila_zeytin17 days ago

👏👏

mahmood_bsharat20 days ago

Niceeeeee!

rekhapathak86220 days ago

Such a an iconic viewpoint

isabelladimaio23 days ago

Fue increíble seguirlos y atesorar sus fotos. Me transportaron en su viaje insólito! 👏👏👏👏

gurabashka23 days ago

🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪 This is GEORGIA

g.jan_x24 days ago

🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪

vv.auto5 hours ago

Интересно ведете иснту 🤗

al_iona88874 days ago

🙌

ninaqueen7954 days ago

❤️😍

hyunaurlike69447 days ago

짱이다 ㅜㅜ 완전대박 엄청 ㅎ 지리따 하핫

Wow

thedonkeysho12 days ago

Pito De burro

n_ha277114 days ago

المناظر الطبيعية ##تجنننن

vikky314716 days ago

Good

2kiz1oneri18 days ago

Takip edin mutlaka faydalı bilgiler var devamı gelicek hepinizi öpüyorum fikirlerinizi önemsiyorum ♥️

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24 days ago

We have just returned to civilisation after exploring Veryovkina - currently the worlds deepest cave! Following last years epic trip where we all nearly drowned during the flood at the bottom, it sure feels good to finally complete our original objective. The Caucasus mountains in Abkhazia will remain a very special place in my heart. This beautiful landscape is a great place to be based during such a physically and mentally demanding expedition as this one is. Thanks to the Moscow based Perovo Speleo Caving Club for organising another amazing experience. We will return! #everestoftheunderworld #explore #cave #worldsdeepestcave #exploration #Abkhazia #Caucasus #underground @NatGeo

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1 month ago

Last in this sequence of cave photographs from China. Large stalagmites line up like a gateway at the foot of a giant ascending ramp to another level of development in San Wang Dong, China. They create a magical spectacle part way along a section of cave passage called Crusty Duvets. The jagged and uneven floor surrounding the three isolated formations is as delicate and untouched as the stalagmites themselves. Having had the opportunity to explore and photograph these caves has been such a wonderful experience and a real privilege. Thank-you to all the people who helped along the way, especially American explorer and speleologist Erin Lynch and the Karst Institute in China. #cave #explorer #speleo #speleology #landscape #expedition #explore #China #exploration #caving #caver #letsexplore

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1 month ago

I was once told that there is still a staggering 95% of the world's oceans that remain unexplored. That's a huge volume of ocean left to examine and where to make new discoveries. Underground however, nobody knows what percentage of caverns remain unexplored, as we cannot see them from the surface. Pictured above, deep underground in China’s Wulong County, a cave explorer swims into the unknown in a cave called Quankou Dong. #cave #explorer #speleo #speleology #landscape #expedition #explore #China #exploration #caving #caver #letsexplore

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1 month ago

China boasts some of the worlds most spectacular underground landscapes. Several of the largest cave chambers ever discovered are located in China and probably many more are there, lying in total darkness just waiting to be found. This photograph of the entrance passage of Quankou Dong near the town of Tongzi leads through to one of those mighty chambers; Cloud Ladder Hall. This photograph shows the view back towards the towering entrance and the main river passage, where we see thick beds of limestone that are visible high in the roof of the cave. #cave #explorer #speleo #speleology #landscape #expedition #explore #China #exploration #caving #caver #letsexplore

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1 month ago

Battling to stay afloat, American speleologist Erin Lynch struggles to pull her way across a raging torrent of white water that relentlessly bombards her. She holds on and crosses the main river in Quankou Dong cave in China and explores the cave beyond. Following very heavy rains these caves in Wulong County are impassable. #cave #explorer #speleo #speleology #landscape #expedition #explore #China #exploration #caving #caver #letsexplore

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1 month ago

An American cave explorer ascends the final section of rope, approximately 300m (1000ft) high above the floor of a giant underground void full of fog. Discovered only a decade ago, we return to Cloud Ladder Hall in China, which ranks as one of the world’s largest cave chambers. How many more of these gigantic rooms exist out there, living in total darkness, just waiting to be found? #cave #explorer #speleo #speleology #landscape #expedition #explore #China #exploration #caving #caver #letsexplore

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