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Saturday, November 22, 2014

6 Caves That Are Pure Magic

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There are millions of magnificent caves around the world and here we present a small example of the awesomeness of our planet! Enjoy!

Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
Featured in BBC’s Planet Earth, The Waitomo Glowworm Caves is located on the North Island of New Zealand. The species of glow worms are found exclusively in New Zealand and are only the size of an average mosquito! They may be incredibly tiny, but what they’re able to produce is pure magic!


Fingal’s Cave, Scotland
This cave is crazy! Located in Scotland, the blocky tetragonal patterns are a product of solidified lava. The cooling on the top and bottom surfaces resulted in contraction and fracturing, forming long hexagonal columns.
Fingal’s Cave, Scotland - 6 Caves That Are Pure Magic

Ice Cavern – Skattafel, Iceland
This completely unreal looking cave is located in a preservation area in Öræfi, southeast Iceland. The way this cave flows and reflects itself looks like something out of a fairy tale. This is some real magic right here!
Ice Cavern – Skattafel, Iceland - 6 Caves That Are Pure Magic

Cave of Crystals – Chihuahua, Mexico
The energy emitting from this cave must be so intense! Cave of the Crystals is a cave connected to the Naica Mine, below the surface in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. The main chamber contains giant selenite crystals that are some of the largest natural crystals ever found. The cave’s largest crystal found to date is 12 m (39 ft) in length, 4 m (13 ft) in diameter and 55 tons in weight! This cave is actually quite hot inside (probably all the crazy energy!) Without proper protection people can only endure approximately ten minutes of exposure at a time.
Cave of Crystals – Chihuahua, Mexico - 6 Caves That Are Pure Magic

Antelope Canyon, USA
Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona. Antelope Canyon was formed by erosion of Navajo Sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding. Rainwater runs into the basin above the slot canyon, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. Over time this is what has created the amazing flowing shapes in the rock.
Antelope Canyon, USA - 6 Caves That Are Pure Magic

Reed Flute Cave, China
The Reed Flute Cave a stunning cave in Guilin, Guangxi, China. It is made out of natural limestone with multicolored lighting. It has been one of Guilin’s most interesting attractions for over 1200 years! And it’s over a staggering 180 million years old! The cave got its name from the type of reed growing outside, which can be created into instrumental flutes. It is filled with a bunch of stalactites, stalagmites. Inside, there are more than 70 inscriptions written in ink, which can be dated back as far as 792 AD in the Tang Dynasty.
Reed Flute Cave, China - 6 Caves That Are Pure Magic

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