Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Incredible Underground Lakes and Rivers

I don't know about you but every time I see a cave, it seems like there's some creature living inside it. Maybe I watch too many movies about it. And maybe the fact that the case is always dark. But seeing it from another perspective has giving me another insight. I couldn't even imagine how God has created the nature so beautiful. The colors, the shape, the places and so on. The pictures below are the pictures of the lake located in a cave. At first when I looked at it, it was so spooky. But then when you look longer and further, you can actually see the beauty of it. It is said that:
"these landscapes are decorating our horizon; lakes lie still and calm, great networks of caves know no borders and rivers and rivulets carve an ever-evolving terrain"

1. Reed Flute Cave in Guilin, China was discovered during the Tang Dynasty almost 1,300 years ago.

2. Hamilton Pool from another perspective. When there’s been heavy rainfall, 45ft waterfalls cascade from the rim of the cavern. It must be pretty spectacular when you’re bathing.

3. Stalagtites adorn the roof of Luray Caverns, Virginia, the still waters throwing a perfect reflection.

4. Legend has it that early cavemen inhabited Wookey Caves in Somerset, England.

5. This underground lake in Mellisani Caves, near Kefalonia, was found when the roof of the cave collapsed after an earthquake in 1953.

6. Lechuguilla Cave, in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico is the fifth longest cave discovered yet at 120 miles (193 km) long and measures 489 metres (1,604 ft) deep, making it the deepest in continental US.

7. 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.

8. The limestone flow feeding into this underground lake in Mexico resembles a waterfall turned to stone. Maybe the Ice Queen is privy to this particular cavern?

9. How long must it have taken for this little waterfall in Banff, Canada, to make this underwater lake?


Anonymous said...

Wow I would love to go swimming in one! But yea I would be kinda scared that some creature will come out and get me. If I can't see below then I get freaked out a bit. Too many scary movies for sure. But how awesome would it be to have a swimming party in one???

boya arsila said...

That would be one great party I guess Michelle=) We don't need the lights for the party because the cave itself has an amazing lights..

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Anonymous said...

I love all nature, I would feel more at home in a cave than in a crowd of people actually! But yes, they are a little creepy, look at that beauty! Goes back to perception doesn't it?

boya arsila said...

yes..it's all in our mind..if we think it's spooky, we'll ba afraid but if we look at it as a beautiful nature, it'll be more beautiful..