Deer Cave & the Butterfly
(1/13, F4, ISO1600, 10mm)
This is Deer cave. Actually a little overhang with a (hiding) butterfly and in the back (half of) the biggest cave passage in the world, at least until 2009 when Hang Son Doong, or “Mountain River Cave,” was found in a remote part of Vietnam.
After an hour hike through the primary rainforest of Mulu National Park in the middle of Malaysian Borneo we arrived at the biggest cave entrance I´ve ever seen.
The magnitude of the cave passage was unbelievable and because of its height of around 150m and width of 90m it is a safe haven for over 3 million bats of 3o different species whom swarm out at dusk in beautiful circling ribbons (see a video here) to avoid predators like hawks.
I hope to publish a photo of the immensity of this cave passage soon…