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The Gomantong Caves are an intricate limestone cave system of Gomantong Hill. Situated in the eastern lowlands of Sabah, in the district of Sandakan, Malaysia, Borneo. The Gomantong Cave (southwest of Sandakan) is divided into two caves: the Simud Hitam and the Simud Putih.

This is the Simud Hitam or Black cave, and the ceiling reaches 90m in places.

The caves are home to many animals, and have a large population of cockroaches & bats.The caves are renouned for their valuable swiftlet nests (trying saying that fast :) ) which are harvested twice a year, for bird’s nest soup.

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  • loiteke
    loitekealmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much Meeli :)

    – Vickie Burt

  • Clive S
    Clive Salmost 2 years ago

    Really beautiful Vickie. The rays piercing the foreground are wonderful.

  • Thanks Clive! It was so beautiful, but my picture doesn’t do it justice. Wish I could try another shot :)

    – Vickie Burt

  • JFStockton
    JFStocktonalmost 2 years ago

    Outstanding Composition & capture

  • Thank you so much JF :)

    – Vickie Burt

  • Todd Krebs
    Todd Krebsalmost 2 years ago

    Wow, I love the rays of light shining through!

  • Thank you very much Todd. It was a wonderful sight!

    – Vickie Burt

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey :)

    – Vickie Burt

  • Clive S
    Clive Salmost 2 years ago

    30 January 2013

  • Thanks Clive, thats great!

    – Vickie Burt

  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonalmost 2 years ago

    Wow, great image. Love the texture of the rocks with the light rays shining through.

  • Thanks you very much Christina. I’m very grateful for your kind words.

    – Vickie Burt

  • Jacki Stokes
    Jacki Stokesalmost 2 years ago

    A very magical image. Beautiful work.

  • Thank you so much Jacki. The caves were just so beautiful, I would love to go back again.

    – Vickie Burt

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much Audrey.

    – Vickie Burt

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonalmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much Philip

    – Vickie Burt

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