Photographer Ryan Deboodt used his drone and a GoPro camera to give the world a look at the world’s largest cave, Hang Son Doong. Located in Vietnam, this natural wonder has been out of reach for most travelers until now.
How big is Hang Son Doong Cave?
According to the Huffington Post, a block of 40 story buildings could fit inside.
Time Magazine says it contains a massive river and is tall enough to hold the Empire State Building.
NPR reports that it has underground jungles that “give two portions of the cave a Land of the Lost look.”
The cave is reportedly 5.5 miles long, with a three-mile passage, the longest in the world according to British caver Howard Limbert.
Despite its enormous size, Hang Son Doong Cave was undiscovered until 1991 when a local man named Ho Khanh stumbled upon it. In 2009, a more formal expedition led by Limbert mapped out the cave and provided the material for an article in National Geographic.
According to Deboodt, that article served as his inspiration for leading the cave’s first drone expedition.
Luckily for the video maker, Son Doong cave comes with its own lighting for a drone tour. Two massive parts of the cave’s ceiling collapsed, creating skylights that allow wildlife and vegetation to flourish inside, with the help a large river.
In case the drone footage isn’t impressive enough, Ryan Deboodt also blogged about the cave.
“It’s incredibly difficult to put into words how amazing Hang Son Doong really is. It is truly otherworldly and something that probably can’t be experienced anywhere else in the world.”
For his next project, Ryan Deboodt will move onto new caves in Phong Nha Ke Bang. He hopes to make a time-lapse video of the flooding in that cave system.
Like with drone footage of Hang Son Doong Cave, it will probably be another video worth watching.
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