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Deepest Cave Photo 5

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Seeing the Light
Photograph by Stephen L. Alvarez

Two days after helping set the world record in caving depth, García-Dils squints as he emerges from Krubera Cave. "After two weeks under the earth, it is very hard to open your eyes at the surface," he said. This expedition set a new depth record of 1,840 meters (6,040 feet) in August 2004. Only two months later that record was bested when a second team from the Call of the Abyss project led by Yuri Kasjan set still another new record in Krubera, descending to 2,080 meters (6,820 feet).
Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Canon EOS-1D
Film Type: Digital
Lens: 28mm, f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: High clouds
Time of Day: Noon
Lighting Techniques: Available light
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