A cave so big it has its own jungle (18 HQ Photos)

In some of the most difficult terrain in Vietnam is Son Doong cave. Only recently discovered, Son Doong is the largest cave in the world (sorry Deer Cave in Malaysia).

Re: Lead image above: The cave actually collapsed in this portion, bringing down the entire forest into the cave.

Amazing photos by Carsten Peter at National Geographic

  • Butters

    Chive on the my fellow Edmonton chivers Justin and Brae

    • Butters


    • Lolo

      Chive on from Lloydminster!!!

    • Jbs

      Chive on from manning ab! (6hrs north of etown)

  • James Bondage

    I am the Batman

    • TheDarkKnight

      … actually

      • THE JOKER

        why so serious?

        • Catwoman


  • Ishbar

    OK, I have to admit this is cool.

  • Pat Brooke's

    Gingerly man cave


    does this remind anyone else of The Goonies?

    • Canucks_Rule

      exactly my thought.

  • Ben

    it's crazy that there are still places in the world that we don't know about

  • Zack

    Awe inspiring

  • sfb101

    I'd spelunk it!

  • Dru

    Nature's Awesome

  • CallMeMaybe

    #10 If they start hatching I'm leaving planet Earth!

    • 5eagles

      That is one crazy rock formation…I wonder how if formed?

      • Noobbuster

        Rimstone Pools and cave Pearls. Pearls happen as calcium carbonate deposits around a central nucleus of some kind (usually sand or something like that). The pools form as the same water collects and precipitates a rim of calcium carbonate around the pool, ever growing.

        Trust me, I'm a geologist.

        • Fabio

          Thank you sir.

        • Bubba

          Geologists rock!

        • Dr. Sheldon Cooper

          "We've got some academic dignitaries in the audience. Dr. Randall from the Geology Department, only man who's happy when they take his work for granite. I kid the Geologists, of course, but its only because I have no respect for the field."

  • 29er

    #3 If I was this man, and I was the first person in the cave, I would yell dibs and kick everyone out of my new house.

    • JP13

      well, the cameraman beat him anyway

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/19ExecuteTheSounds87 AnItalianChiver

    #9 mind blowing..

  • http://echogeo.wordpress.com/ echogeo

    The Descent….

  • FionnR

    How was this only recently discovered? Was someone just walking through the jungle and casually glanced to his left and noticed a BIG Fucking Cave

  • Jesse

    "Hey, this cave has a tendency to collapse in on itself. Let's explore!" In all honesty, I would totally do the same.

    • likeomgz

      best. cave. evar!!!!!!!!

  • Blue Balls

    Jungle growing in a cave? Maybe WEED FARM growing in a cave is possible!

  • tv_paul

    #3 Journey to the center of Kim Kardashian's Sphincter

    • KeepinCalm

      Too damn funny…lmao. Thanks for that!

    • Your Mother

      Yo tv_paul, i'm happy for you and i'mma gunna let you finish, but Ray J had one of the be journeys to the center of Kim's sphincter of all time!

  • Z_b

    #14 the eyes of the abyss

  • navydudeguy

    Well…this puts my man cave to shame

  • jim

    Octomom's crotch is a close second

    • http://blog.dirtyhotproductions.com/ waltgator

      haha nice!

  • Drou

    oh, did it survive the american bombs? damn

    • America

      are you American?

  • Rick

    #6 epic

  • MrFumbles

    This wasn't recently discovered, there was a special on it on Nat Geo about 6 months ago, and they were re-traversing it because the first guys got to the end and hit a 90 foot wall they couldn't get up. So there is more to this they just need to figure out how to scale that wall.

    • lucid_eye

      I watched the special as well, and it was memorizing. I would give anything to check it out.

    • Ryan

      I would think that 6 months would qualify as recent given how long man has been exploring this planet. Just my opinion.

      • Noobbuster

        Hell, one million years ago is pretty recent when you think about it.

  • Dwteck

    I'm pretty sure that's were big foots hidin and he prolly don't preciate y'all wonderin round his house

    • lucid_eye

      I was going to be a grammar nazi but, I think this is a lost cause.

      • A gibbs

        Now ya'll that's not nice. (true but not nice)!

  • BigOtis

    Like where Dr. Who found Satan

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