Far below the Earth’s surface, where the sun rarely penetrates, is a world of twinkling glow worms, precious gems and limestone caves and mountains, a land inhabited by nature alone. Within this world are visions to rival many landscapes decorating our horizon; lakes lie still and calm, great networks of caves know no borders and rivers and rivulets carve an ever-evolving terrain.We invite you to explore this remarkable subterranean domain through these incredible images we’ve complied for your viewing pleasure.
1: Cheddar Gorge is Britain
2: Hamilton Pool Preserve in Austin Texas
3: Hamilton Pool from another perspective
4: Stalagtites adorn the roof of Luray Caverns Virginia
Stalagtites adorn the roof of Luray Caverns, Virginia, the still waters throwing a perfect reflection.
5: Wookey Caves in Somerset England.
6: This underground lake in Mellisani Caves near Kefalonia
This underground lake in Mellisani Caves, near Kefalonia, was found when the roof of the cave collapsed after an earthquake in 1953.
7: Lechuguilla Cave in Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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 United States.
8: This underground lake near Macan Ché on the Yucatán Peninsula
9: The limestone flow feeding
10: little waterfall in Banff Canada
How long must it have taken for this little waterfall in Banff, Canada, to make this underwater lake?