Psychedelic Caves

Strange Forms Underground

This amazing stalactite and stalagmite cave, known as the Soreq cave, is a few kilometers east from Bet Shemesh in Israel. There are many caves in the area, but the Soreq cave is no doubt unique in its beauty.









Discovered accidentally in 1968 after the mining explosion, it only has one 90-meter cavern, but the stalactite and stalagmite growth still continues, as the water keeps flowing down the rocks...










Truly weird and unusual shapes abound... Sources: Elka, Botinok






The reality is almost fantasy-like in these caves... compare these photos with the ultimate fantasy cave painting: Tolkien's Glittering Caves of Algarond, by Ted Nasmith (copyright and source: here)

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