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This surreal-looking ice cave is located on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia. The almost kilometer long tunnel was formed by a hot water spring flowing beneath the glacial ice fields on the flanks of the nearby Mutnovsky volcano. Because glaciers on Kamchatka volcanoes have been melting in recent years, the roof of this cave is now so thin that sunlight penetrates through it, eerily illuminating the icy structures within.

These incredible pictures show ice caves carved by volcano-fed hot springs through the glaciers of Kamchatka.

"Entrance to the underworld": The expedition members lit flares in the cave to highlight the undulating erosion caused by the warm water as it flows through
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"Treasures Of The Dwarfs": This breathtaking picture taken by Russian photographer Natalia Balentsova of a cave carved out of the ice in Kamchatka by a hot spring near the Mutnovsky volcano won the 2012 Russian Wild Nature competition. The incredible lights shining purple, blue, green and yellow are no computer trickery.
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"Natural wonder": The cave has been carved out of the glacier by an underground river that is sourced in a hot spring gushing from the Mutnovsky volcano itself
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"Geology": The walls and ceiling of the frozen world are made up of layers of compacted snow, with the river softly gurgling through a long chamber here illuminated by a yellow flare
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Ms Balentsova spent several hours inside working on photographs to record the incredible subterranean world they found themselves inside.
She said: "Outside, the glacier was very dirty and grey. But inside, everything was different.
'The snow was melting, and the light passed through the thin walls, reflecting surprisingly bright colours."
The walls and ceiling of the frozen world are made up of layers of compacted snow, with the river softly gurgling through a long chamber illuminated by light glinting through windows made of ice.
Kamchatka, Russia Ice Cave 7

Source: Mail Online
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3 comments

  1. i want to go there

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  2. Technically this isn't a cave. Also, it's not that unusual. It often occurs around a glacier's terminus. There are many true and more interesting caves out there. Check out the glow worm cave in New Zealand: http://justthetravel.com/waitomo-glowworm-caves-new-zealand/

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