The Rainbow Caves of China
The photographs by Scott Graham of the grotto in the Rainbow Caves of China are simply stunning. Graham journeyed to China and was told of a place called “Reed Flute Cave” in the country’s Guilin province:
“This natural limestone cave in Guilin, China known as the Reed Flute Cave dates back over 180 million years and exhibits some truly breath-taking examples of stalagmites, stalactites and columns. These astonishing rock formations take many thousands of years to form through calcification, a process which involves dripping water depositing minute quantities of a substance called calcium carbonate.”
Reed Flute Cave has been attracting visitors for over 1,200 years as shown by inscriptions on the walls which have been dated back to the Tang Dynasty in 792AD. The colors of the lights are artificial, but that does not detract at all from the amazing details and breathtaking beauty.
In order to catch such amazing pictures, he used a tripod (which is not officially allowed, but he managed to sneak one in anyway) which allowed for long and steady exposures. Thanks to Grahams breaking of the rules, there are many more people who now know about Reed Flute Cave, one of the most incredible natural visions on (or inside) the planet.