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Massive cave dwarfs caver by John Spies

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A spectacular flowstone formation dwarfs a cave explorer in an enormous stream cave in western Thailand. The cave, Tham Lum Khao Ngu, is located in a National Park of the same name in Kanchanaburi Province west of Bangkok. The lighting is natural sunlight filtering into the cave from an upstream entrance and a karst window downstream. The caver is in the picture to give the formation scale. The picture was taken with a Nikon FM2 set on a tripod with shutter release cable and an exposure of about 2 seconds, using Kodachrome film.

I am an Australian expat living in the hills of Mae Hong Son province Thailand (please visit I photograph almost everything, above and below ground.

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  • Lass With a Camera
    Lass With a Ca...over 5 years ago

    Stunning with the reflection in the water…

  • Lass With a Camera
    Lass With a Ca...over 5 years ago

    Oops. Just saw the caver… no water just masses of flowstone… pick the dry caver that only sees that much flowstone when there is water for reflections! hehehehe

  • Magee
    Mageeover 5 years ago

    An extraordinary image!! Excellent lighting in what I’d imagine to be quite difficult conditions! Great stuff John!!

  • Yool
    Yoolover 5 years ago

    So very beautiful !!!!

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 5 years ago

    An amazing scene – well taken

  • John Spies
    John Spiesover 5 years ago

    thanks for all of your comments- I am very new to Red Bubble- like I’m sitting in an internet cafe in Chiang Mai downloading images right now- so..its great to hear from you and get positive feedback. cheers John

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisover 5 years ago

    Wow! What an amazing cave! Fabulous shot John! Marilyn :o)

  • Thanks Marilyn. It is an incredible cave, and this section is very easy to visit. It is part of a system that snakes in and out of the karst. In the last cave we found a 62 metre column, the highest in the world.

    – John Spies

  • loiteke
    loitekeover 5 years ago

    Great capture

  • I was very fortunate to be there when the light was perfect

    – John Spies

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 5 years ago

    Wow…this is spectacular

  • Thanks Lyn, I agree

    – John Spies

  • jesika
    jesikaover 5 years ago

    Spectacular indeed, it’s magnificent.

  • thanks jesika, this formation is hard to surpass.

    – John Spies

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