Friday, December 29, 2006

Cool Cave Pictures

These were hosted at Dark Roasted Blend. It appears to be, from the little text that is included, a living cave (still growing new formations). These pictures are very cool, and somewhat rare since photography is often limited or banned in living caves so as not to damage the structures.
This amazing stalactite and stalagmite cave, known as the Soreq cave, is a few kilometers east from Bet Shemesh in Israel. There are many caves in the area, but the Soreq cave is no doubt unique in its beauty.

Discovered accidentally in 1968 after the mining explosion, it only has one 90-meter cavern, but the stalactite and stalagmite growth still continues, as the water keeps flowing down the rocks...
Here are a few pictures -- there are more at the site:

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