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    Hang Son Doong




    Hang Son Doong is a cave in Vietnam that’s currently the largest known cave in the world. Inside is a vast green jungle-like world and underground river that looks like something out of the movie Avatar.

    Photographer Ryan Deboodt recently brought his DSLRs and camera drone into the cave to capture what it’s like from both the ground and the air. The 6-minute video above is the “otherworldly journey” he was able to capture.

    Many of the shots feature visitors to the cave to show scale — the cave is enormous. The largest chamber in the cave is more than 3.1 miles long, 660 feet high, and 490 feet wide. Some of the stalagmites found inside are up to 230 feet tall.

    Deboodt says he was shooting with a Canon 6D and 16-35mm lens on the ground and a DJI Phantom 2 and GoPro HERO4 Black from the air.

    The drone footage was captured near the entrance and at two gigantic “skylight” areas found 2.5 and 3.5 kilometers (1.55 and 2.17 miles, respectively) inside the cave. These are huge holes in the ground that allow light to stream into the cave.

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    Its pretty amazing the level of camera, video, artistic tools which are so cheaply available to us now..

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    Its pretty amazing the level of camera, video, artistic tools which are so cheaply available to us now..
    yep...the digital age has advanced photography more in the last 10 years than has been achieved in its previous 100+ years history

    and drones have given us aerial access WAY more cheaply and in tighter spaces than helicopters have ever offered...

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    Truely amazing.

    No ways should drones be banned when you start to get footage like this.

    Also how it remained undiscovered until only a few years ago really intrigues me.

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    Not cheap.... but what a Wow! of a trip!

    Oxalis Adventure Tours | Son Doong Cave
    Its My Life .....!

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