Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Orda Cave


This stunning image shows Orda Cave, Russia. The worlds longest underwater gypsum cave. The cave is located with the Ural region of Russia, and area associated with rich mineral deposits. These mineral deposits may be related to the gypsum in Orda cave.

The water temperatures here vary from 3 degrees Celsius to -20 degrees Celsius (the water can get this cold without freezing due to the supersaturation of the water with salt), making taking images highly challenging, but as I'm sure you'll agree from the image below (and those contained within the links) that the images captured are stunning!


Links;

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/orda-cave-diving/

http://www.ibtimes.com/worlds-longest-underwater-crystal-cave-deep-russian-waters-revealed-photos-707479#

http://ordacave.ru/en/about-project/

http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-orda-cave-longest-underwater-cave-russia

http://www.sci-experiments.com/ice_cream/saltwater.html

Image; Victor Lyagushkin

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