February 26, 2014

Cave Inn

Photograph by Ryan Deboodt, National Geographic Your Shot

"After two days of trekking and caving, we reached the first camp inside Hang Son Doong [mountain river cave], the world's largest cave," writes Your Shot contributor Ryan Deboodt. "The entire way, I was in awe of the scene unfolding in front of me. The atmosphere created by the clouds entering the cave from the first doline (opening in the cave ceiling) was surreal. I couldn't get over the fact that we would be camping at this most unique location and wanted to capture the feeling of having this at your doorstep."

The 2.5-mile cave is located in Vietnam's Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, near the border with Laos.

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87 comments
Vy Nguyen
Vy Nguyen

wow, excellent photograph with that cool light.. love it!

Muhd Ritzzuan
Muhd Ritzzuan

i think its the best holiday camp if i could go there

Jose Guerra Coix
Jose Guerra Coix

I have recently seen the complete documental of Natgeo called "The world's largest cave" which depicts the the cave and the discoveries. It's definitely worth watching.

cheryse wilson
cheryse wilson

What an incredible scene! im so jealous you spent the night here!

sudheesh n.v
sudheesh n.v

The light coming to cave = New Beginning

Janet Dunaway
Janet Dunaway

This is an awe-inspiring photograph.  I love the light shining in so brilliantly onto these campers.  What I would give to be able to be in a place like that.  Maybe one day I will be blessed enough to be able to trek out into the wilderness and capture the beauty all around us.  I love this photograph!

dr hysm
dr hysm

very very charming shot

Rajesh Pathak
Rajesh Pathak

Looks like the scene is from some sci-fi film, amazing picture.

Scott Henrie
Scott Henrie

Black Diamond Firstlight tent!!! <3 I think I see a Hilight here and there...

Đại Phạm Văn
Đại Phạm Văn

Yeah! It 's in my country, but i haven't been there yet. Hope will be there soon! In Vietnam there 're many other wonderful places that worth to explore: Halong bay, Sapa, Dalat...

Jean Shea
Jean Shea

Here's a nice place to go vacationing.

Evelyn Pantel
Evelyn Pantel

So many have already said how beautiful this shot is, so all I will add is 'lucky you!' 

Barbara Stec
Barbara Stec

this is fabulous capture. An excellent work. Love it !!!!!

Ivan Lesica
Ivan Lesica

I love how the light spills into the cave ,,,Fantastic !

France Mirino
France Mirino

Need to be rest of all exhausted workday, and relax there, hope soon be happen..:) Thanks for the magnificent shot!!!

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