October 6, 2012

Caves, Nepal

Photograph by Cory Richards, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

To reach a series of caves dug into a cliff 155 feet above the valley floor, Matt Segal scales a rock face so fragile it often breaks off to the touch. Linked by a ledge, the 800-year-old caves, empty now, may once have stored manuscripts.

See more pictures from the October 2012 feature story "Sky Caves of Nepal."


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