Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Stalactites are pretty remarkable. They seem to grow organically, but they are produced by individual drops of water evaporating and depositing minute layers of calcium carbonate. The colors come from minerals in the water. It is amazing to me that such beauty exists far underground and in complete darkness, until we visit this underground world and shine lights on the formations. These photos were taken with a hand-held camera with no flash.

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