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The Great Depression
Photograph by Stephen L. Alvarez

Majlis al Jinn is one of the largest cave chambers in the world. (The biggest is in Borneo.) Its generous lighting suggests a creator with a gift for interior design. And its long sight lines are stupendous—for a cave, anyway. "Sitting inside was almost disappointing," says caver Ben Cadell (above). "I knew I would never see anything this impressive again in my entire life."

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Camera: Canon EOS 3
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 17-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/15 @ f/4

Weather Conditions: N/A
Time of Day: 9 a.m.
Lighting Techniques: Natural light



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