15 Amazing Examples Of Cave Photography By Robbie Shone

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Caves are mystical, often vast places that can stretch for miles and miles. The deepest cave in the world is 1.3 miles (2000 metres) deep. These stunning photographs were taken by cave and travel photographer Robbie Shone, and show how striking and enormous caves can be.

China Caves 2012 - Hong Meigui Expedition to explore giant caves in Wulong County

Suspended on a thin rope, engulfed in cloud, a tiny figure is dwarfed by the sheer size on a monumental scale of Cloud Ladder Hall, in Quankou Dong, China

As night falls on the surface across Wulong County a lonesome cave explorer ascends a rope out from the Niubizi Tian Keng in Er Wang Dong, China.

China Caves 2012 - Hong Meigui Expedition to explore giant caves in Wulong County

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Skylight entrance illuminates a local Chinese hill farmer inside Dong Wan Dong, China.

China Caves 2012 - Hong Meigui Expedition to explore giant caves in Wulong County

Perfectly situated in the middle of the passage this giant calcite stal boss makes a huge statement in San Wang Dong, China.

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Gravely battling the elements, a caver struggles to pull her way across a raging torrent of white water in Quankou Dong, China.

China Caves 2012 - Hong Meigui Expedition to explore giant caves in Wulong County

A caver peers over her shoulder into a giant void of cloud

Epic cave exploration photography from around the world

A cave explorer climbing out of a Maelstrom on the fixed rope in Boxhead Pot, Yorkshire Dales.

A walk on the Wild Side down Giants Hole (cave) near Castleton in Derbyshire

A caver climbs a ladder with the aid of a lifeline to protect him on Garlands Pot in Giants Hole as water from the streamway cascades over the lip of the waterfall.

Exploring The Gouffre Berger(cave) in the Vercors region of France. At just over 1000m deep, The Gouffre Berger is recognised as one of the best sport trips in the world.

The crossing of Lake Cadoux in a small dingy. This 4m deep pool of water blocks the way forward through the Starless River.

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Miao Keng in Wulong County, China, is one of the worlds deepest underground shafts.

The giant caves of Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

Home to 3 million Wrinkle-Lipped Bats, Deer Cave is one of the largest cave passages in the world.

The giant caves of Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

A lonesome cave explorer wanders down a sandy ramp in a giant fossil passage called 1954 underground in Clearwater Cave, Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo.

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Endless boulders of The Great Rubble Heap deep underground in The Gouffre Berger.

The Underworld - Photographs from caves all over the world

Endless boulders of The Great Rubble Heap deep underground in The Gouffre Berger.

The giant caves of Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

A Bat flies overhead the main streamway in Clearwater River Cave - The eighth longest cave in the world.

All images and captions sourced from: www.shonephotography.com