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

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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

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  • Butters

    Chive on the my fellow Edmonton chivers Justin and Brae

    • Lolo

      Chive on from Lloydminster!!!

    • Jbs

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

    • Butters


  • 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.

        • 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."

        • Bubba

          Geologists rock!

  • 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

    • 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!

    • KeepinCalm

      Too damn funny…lmao. Thanks for that!

  • 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.

    • 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.

    • lucid_eye

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

  • 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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