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Up and Down Science
Photograph by Carsten Peter

Suspended from the top of a rock shaft, French geomorphologist Fabien Hobléa ascends from a cave entrance a hundred feet (30 meters) below—a typical maneuver in this precipitous landscape pocked with sinkholes, shafts, and swales. Footing was especially treacherous in the woods, says expedition leader Jean-François Pernette. “You never knew where solid ground ended and the caves began.”




Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 20mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/8 @ f/2
Weather Conditions: Rainy
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Fill-in flash

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