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Grunt Work Photograph by Stephen L. Alvarez
Klimchouk helps remove a boulder from a choke in an attempt to clear a path to Krubera from another cave. The persistence, endurance, and determination of the team, Klimchouk says, "confirm Jules Verne's statement in Journey to the Center of the Earth: 'There is nothing more powerful than this attraction toward an abyss.'"
Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Film Type: Digital Lens: 16-35mm, f/2.8 Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @f/4
Weather Conditions: Inside cave Time of Day: 10 a.m. Lighting Techniques: Off-camera strobe light with soft box