The Largest Cave in the World Photographed by Ryan Deboodt will leave you speechless. The sheer measurements alone will astound you!
A little info on Hang Son Doog from Wikipedia
According to the Limberts, the main Sơn Đoòng cave passage is the largest known cave passage in the world by volume – 38.4×106 cubic metres (1.36×109 cu ft). It is more than 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) long, 200 metres (660 ft) high and 150 metres (490 ft) wide. Its cross-section is believed to be twice that of the next largest passage, in Deer Cave, Malaysia. The cave runs for approximately 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) and is punctuated by 2 large dolines, which are areas where the ceiling of the cave has collapsed. The dolines allow sunlight to enter sections of the cave and has resulted in the growth of trees as well as other vegetation.
The cave contains some of the tallest known stalagmites in the world, which are up to 70 m tall. Behind the Great Wall of Vietnam were found cave pearls the size of baseballs, an abnormally large size.
A little quote from Ryan Deboodt himself
Based in Beijing, China, Ryan Deboodt has an absolute love and dedication for caves, adventures and travel Photography. His work primarily focuses on caves and more particularly in the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in Vietnam. This is where he was able to photograph Hang Son Doong, the world’s largest cave. He has had the privilege to be featured in many news outlets and magazines from around the world.
Last August I was given the fantastic opportunity to photograph the world’s largest cave, Hang Son Doong, for Oxalis. Trekking deep in the jungle of Phong Nha Ke Bang to explore this enormous cave is one of the most incredible experiences I have had.