Mysterious world of caves
Man always sought to know the unexplored: to go beyond the atmosphere, understand the device of the universe and as much as possible to explore the world in which he lives. So Robbie Sean, English Photographer and Traveler, decided to show the world the most remote and hard-to-reach places of our planet. He has not descended from huge heights, overcoming hundreds of kilometers under the ground and spent a few days in the dark only in order to make those cadres that all the greatness and attractive caves will.
Caves are traditionally separated by five species according to the method of education: tectonic, glacial, erosion, volcanic and karst. Last — The most common, deep and long. They were formed under the influence of water, which for a long time washed out the breed and formed cavity under the earth’s crust. In such caves, many galleries, labyrinths, waterfalls, lakes and stalactites.
In their row included Mammont Cave — The longest in the world. She is located in Kentucky, USA, and its length at the moment is 584 km. Researchers still continue to open new passages, so the number can increase over time. The name of the cave, by the way, is not connected with Mammoths. Confusion arose due to improper translation of the english word mammoth, which, in addition to the animal, means «giant».
In general, animals are not too complaining of caves and practically do not use them as a housing. The exceptions are volatile, some types of beetles, spiders, lizards, crayfish and fish. And they are so strongly adapted to constant darkness, which lose sight. Due to the lack of light plants, there is almost no. Only in wet places there are ferns, mosses and lichens.
Despite the fact that the flora and fauna is not very rich, the inner device of the cave is no less majestic and interesting. In many of them there are stalactites and stalagmites — Unusual in the form of education that appear in wet places. Limestone or other minerals contained in water settle on the cave ceiling. A drop over the drops of growing down down and form stone icicles.
In 1956, with their help created the largest musical instrument — organ. To it, through the tubes, they were connected to different stalactites. Pressing keys activates small hammers. They hit in stalactams and produce a sound similar to xylophone. The stalactic organ is located in the Lurea Caves, Virginia, USA, and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
The secret, amazing and full mysteries of the world hiding inside the caves, and, thanks to the incredible pictures of Robbie Sean, we can become a little closer to it.