Plunging Into The Abyss And Down The Earth’s Deepest Cave. It’s A Different World Down There…

In the first of the images below, you will see a couple of guys clad into special gear and one of them kissing his loved one goodbye. Evidently, they are getting ready to plunge into that tiny hole in the ground. One of them says:

This will be the last time we see light for a long, long time.

But it can’t be that scary, can it? Well, it can and it is, for that “hole” is the entrance into the Earth’s deepest cave. Krubera Cave goes down toward the Earth’s core for more than 7,208 feet (2197m).

Located in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, this is the only cave on our planet that is known to be deeper than 2,000 meters, and it takes experienced explorers 27 days to reach the bottom. It’s an incredible world down there, as these images make clear. (Scroll down for the video.)

1. Getting ready for the plunge.

Plunging Into The Abyss And Down The Earth's Deepest Cave. It's A Different World Down There...

2. At 7,208 feet, Krubera Cave is longer than all of these colossal man-made structures put together.

Plunging Into The Abyss And Down The Earth's Deepest Cave. It's A Different World Down There...

3. This will be the last time we see light for a long, long time.

Plunging Into The Abyss And Down The Earth's Deepest Cave. It's A Different World Down There...

4. Krubera Cave is located in Georgia.

Plunging Into The Abyss And Down The Earth's Deepest Cave. It's A Different World Down There...

5. There is no bottom to be seen.

Plunging Into The Abyss And Down The Earth's Deepest Cave. It's A Different World Down There...

6. The cave is home to creatures who never see the light of day.

Plunging Into The Abyss And Down The Earth's Deepest Cave. It's A Different World Down There...

7. It can be eerily beautiful.

Plunging Into The Abyss And Down The Earth's Deepest Cave. It's A Different World Down There...

8. It can be difficult to get around down there.

Plunging Into The Abyss And Down The Earth's Deepest Cave. It's A Different World Down There...

9. The panoramas can be spectacular.

Plunging Into The Abyss And Down The Earth's Deepest Cave. It's A Different World Down There...

10. The explorers are pausing to examine the colony of bats.

Plunging Into The Abyss And Down The Earth's Deepest Cave. It's A Different World Down There...

11. Gazing at this stunningly beautiful vault.

Plunging Into The Abyss And Down The Earth's Deepest Cave. It's A Different World Down There...

12. The Big Cascade, the largest pit in Krubera Cave, plunges 499 feet (152 meters), but spans less than a tenth of the distance to the cave’s unknown bottom. Descending into Krubera, in the country of Georgia, one team member said, “was like climbing an inverted Mount Everest”. (Photograph by Bernard Tourte.)

Plunging Into The Abyss And Down The Earth's Deepest Cave. It's A Different World Down There...

And here is the video:

Source: eBaum’s World / Infantgenius.

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