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Pluto's Ghost

When the original explorers of the caverns were exploring the caves they saw this shape in the distance.
The light from their oil lamps made it look like it was shimmering.
Because it could be seen from several areas throughout the cavern they thought it was a ghost.
When one of the explorers gather the courage to go touch it they realized what it was.
From that point on it was used as a reference point.

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Kevin D Warren17-Jun-2021 23:59
Agree with Neil. It must've taken a lot of courage, in more ways than one, for those first explorers to venture in.
Zoltán Balogh12-Jun-2021 09:28
Superb photograph, excellent composition! V
Dennis Hoyne09-Jun-2021 02:48
This is one is really special, thanks for the background information.
Gill Kopy08-Jun-2021 05:03
Great capture of this phenomenon V
Julie Oldfield08-Jun-2021 01:06
It seems like a waterfall. V
Nirvan Hope07-Jun-2021 23:34
All the beauty of a quintessential stalactite/stalagmite configuration.
Hank Vander Velde07-Jun-2021 20:47
Beautiful Jane. Must have been nice and cool down there.
bill friedlander07-Jun-2021 20:29
Fascinating formations well captured in the difficult light. V
Nick Paoni07-Jun-2021 20:13
Love the light, colors and textures.
John Hamers07-Jun-2021 19:19
Beautiful capture of this cave interior, great exposure V!
globalgadabout07-Jun-2021 17:25
a standout formation for sure...again good work shooting pix here..
Apostolos Tikopoulos07-Jun-2021 15:44
Excellent composition of this dreamy place/. V.
danad07-Jun-2021 15:11
A beautiful capture ! V.
Helen Betts07-Jun-2021 14:44
Interesting history and a great shot of this "ghost." V.
Pierre Martin07-Jun-2021 14:14
very different from the others by his color, great picture!
pkocinski07-Jun-2021 11:59
Yup I know that would have scared me too back in those early days... :-)
joseantonio07-Jun-2021 11:56
looks like a magical place.V.
Neil Marcus07-Jun-2021 11:20
Just being down there at the first sighting would make your imagination run wild. A mazing configuration. "V"
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