Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Beauty and the Beast

I have to call this pic on the left taken of my friend, Sharon Beauty and the Beast as the stalagmite
looks so much like a lion. It's found in one of the many deep caves at Mount Mulu, Miri. The caves comprise of several huge deep big chambers (some are so huge and big that a few Boeing passenger jets can easily be placed in them), both dry and occasional deep water-filled underground passages and plenty of amazingly natural stalagmites and stalactites everywhere. One chamber has thousands and thousands of bats hanging onto the dark walls of the chamber; heaps and heaps of rich bat guano (bat waste) were on the ground.
The classic pic on the right shows how huge one of the chambers is. Notice the relative sizes of both explorers in it.

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