Far below the Earth’s surface, where the sun rarely penetrates, is a world of
twinkling glow worms, precious gems and limestone caves and mountains, a land
inhabited by nature alone. Within this world are visions to rival many
landscapes decorating our horizon, lakes lie still and calm, great networks of
caves know no borders and rivers and rivulets carve an ever-evolving
Explore this remarkable subterranean domain through these
incredible images. So here I have compiled some of the most beautiful
of the world.
This underground lake in Mellisani Caves, near
Kefalonia, was found when the roof of the cave collapsed after an earthquake in
Cheddar Gorge Caves
Cheddar Gorge is Britain’s biggest canyon and is found within the Cheddar
Caves, where the UK’s oldest complete human skeleton was found in 1903 , the
remains were estimated to be 9,000 years old.
Hamilton Pool Preserve, in
Texas, was created quite naturally when the dome of an underground cave
collapsed revealing this stunning natural pool. It is now frequented by
day-trippers and naturalists.
Reed Flute Cave
Reed Flute Cave in Guilin,
China was discovered during the Tang Dynasty almost 1,300 years ago.
Stalagtites adorn the roof of Luray Caverns, Virginia,
the still waters throwing a perfect reflection.
Legend has it that early cavemen inhabited Wookey Caves
in Somerset, England.
Lechuguilla Cave, in Carlsbad Caverns
New Mexico is the fifth longest cave discovered yet at 120 miles long and
measures 489 meters deep, making it the deepest in continental
This underground lake near Macan Ché on the Yucatán
Peninsula is one of many that are considered to be gifts from the gods by the
Mayans, and therefore sacred.
The limestone flow feeding into this underground lake
in Mexico resembles a
turned to stone. Maybe the Ice Queen is privy to this particular cavern?
How long must it have taken for this little waterfall in Banff, Canada, to
make this underwater lake?