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.
2. At 7,208 feet, Krubera Cave is longer than all of these colossal man-made structures put together.
3. This will be the last time we see light for a long, long time.
4. Krubera Cave is located in Georgia.
5. There is no bottom to be seen.
6. The cave is home to creatures who never see the light of day.
7. It can be eerily beautiful.
8. It can be difficult to get around down there.
9. The panoramas can be spectacular.
10. The explorers are pausing to examine the colony of bats.
11. Gazing at this stunningly beautiful vault.
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.)
And here is the video:
Source: eBaum’s World / Infantgenius.
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