Explorers Discover Spectacular Cave in Vietnam

Caves Doong Vietnam Wall

For many years, geologists have recognized that Vietnam is house to some of the world's most stunning caves, a lot of of them mainly unexplored. Now husband-and-spouse cavers have documented maybe the world's most significant: Dangle Son Doong, large ample in spots to accommodate a New York City block of skyscrapers.

The cave in the Annamite Mountains is made up of a river and jungle (its identify translates to "mountain river cave") and even its own slim clouds, and its finish continues to be out of sight. It is component of a network of about one hundred fifty caves in central Vietnam around the Laotian border.

Howard and Deb Limbert of England led the first expedition to enter Hang Son Doong in 2009, but they were stopped a couple of miles in by a large calcite wall. The group returned lately to climb the wall, take measurements and attempt to find the cavern's end. Photographer Carsten Peter was there to capture the unbelievable images of their journey.

Many much more pictures taken in Dangle San Doong and other newly explored caves have been published in the January problem of National Geographic and on its site, in which you can see larger photos ( via news.yahoo.com ).