0 Likes

Arma Strapatente, Finale Ligure
Liguria, Italy

The Strapatente cave ("Arma") is one of the most amazing caves of Finale area. It is a natural gallery of about 70m that crosses the Bastionata di Boragni from side to side.

The column in the centre of the photo is a lonely stalagmite.

I'm not a speleologist nor a climber, I just made a few walks in the woods of Finale Ligure area, following the nature trails that lead to the many caves in this carsic land. These aren't really the best photos I've ever shot, but finding the right path to these caves and shooting in the dark (without artificial light) have been two challenges that I faced with pleasure :)

Copyright: Alessandro ugazio
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10620x5310
Uploaded: 12/08/2011
Updated: 23/08/2011
Zobrazení:

...


Tags: boragni; finale ligure; orco feglino; savona; cave; grotte; stalagmite
comments powered by Disqus

Alessandro Ugazio
Strapatente Cave, Finale Ligure
Alessandro Ugazio
Grotta dei balconi, Finale Ligure
Alessandro Ugazio
Strapatente Cave, Finale Ligure
Alessandro Ugazio
Boragni (Orco-Feglino), entrance to the covered walkway
Alessandro Ugazio
Boragni (Orco-Feglino), covered walkway
Alessandro Ugazio
Boragni (Orco-Feglino), covered walkway
Alessandro Ugazio
Boragni (Orco-Feglino), covered walkway
Alessandro Ugazio
Boragni (Orco-Feglino), covered walkway
Alessandro Ugazio
Boragni (Orco-Feglino), covered walkway
Alessandro Ugazio
Boragni (Orco-Feglino), covered walkway
Alessandro Ugazio
Boragni (Orco-Feglino), chiesa
Alessandro Ugazio
Boragni (Orco-Feglino), covered walkway
yunzen liu
Henan xinxiang Guoliang Tunnel 1—— One of the world's most dangerous ten road
Jiri Vambera
Ankarafantsika NP Canyon 2
Anton Goida
Night in Chersonesus
Henk-Jan de Jong
Inside the Organ of the St Bavo Cathedral, Haarlem
Jaime Brotóns
Panoramic view of Albarracin from the top of the wall
Littleplanet.nl - Roelof de Vries
Writers at Work - Harry Mulisch
Михаил Шишов
радуга Архангельск
Richard Chesher
Red and Yellow Octocorals at Ilot Kouare New Caledonia
Ruediger Kottmann
Lake Garda - View from Monte Baldo
Iván Ferenczy
Public beach at the old city centre, Rovinj, Croatia
Seungsang Yoo(유승상)
Preikestolen
Jaime Brotóns
Cascada
Alessandro Ugazio
Salita
Alessandro Ugazio
Mole antonelliana showing its new tricoloured collier
Alessandro Ugazio
Grotta dei balconi, Finale Ligure
Alessandro Ugazio
Brassvole02
Alessandro Ugazio
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist at night
Alessandro Ugazio
Fontanamelograni
Alessandro Ugazio
The three medieval towers in Piazza Leonardo da Vinci
Alessandro Ugazio
Via Zino Zini
Alessandro Ugazio
Arbatax port, big wheeled crane
Alessandro Ugazio
Perti, Saint Eusebius church
Alessandro Ugazio
Parco Rignon - Villa Amoretti
Alessandro Ugazio
Staircase to the olympic walkway
More About Liguria, Italy

Liguria borders France to the west, Piedmont to the north, and Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany to the east. It lies on the Ligurian Sea. Liguria is a narrow strip of land, enclosed between the sea and the Alps and the Apennines mountains, it is a winding arched extension from Ventimiglia to La Spezia and is one of the smallest regions in Italy. Its surface area is 5,416.03 square Kilometres, corresponding to 1.18% of the whole national surface area, with the following subdivision: 3524.08 kilometres mountain (65% of the total) and 891.95 square kilometres hill (35% of the total).Its shape is that of a thin strip of land, from 7 to 35 Km wide (respectively above Voltri and in the high mountain area around Imperia), on average about 240 Km long, lying in a semicircle around the Ligurian Sea and with convexity facing north; comprised between the sea and the watershed line of the Maritime Alps and the nothern Apennines, which at some points it crosses (for example in the Savona and Genoa mountains). Some mountains rise above 2000 m.; the watershed line runs at an average altitude of about 1.000 metres.The continental shelf, which is very narrow, goes down almost immeditely to considerable marine depths. The coastline is 315 Km long. Except for the Portovenere and Portofino promontories, it is generally not very jagged, and is often high and compact. At the mouths of the biggest watercourses there are small beaches, but there are no deep bays and natural harbours except for those of Genoa and La Spezia.The hydrographic system is made up of the short watercourses of a torrential kind. In the coastal part the most important are the Roja (in its lower course), the Nervia, and the Magra. On the inland side we find some tributaries of the Po: the two branches of the Bormida, the Scrivia and the Trebbia; there is not much water in these rivers, though the quantity increases greatly in rainy periods.The ring of hills, lying immediately beyond the coast, together with the beneficial influx of the sea, account for the mild climate the whole year round (with average winter temperatures of 7-10° and summer temperatures of 25-28°) which makes for a pleasant stay even in the heart of winter.Rainfall can be very abundant at times; mountains very close to the coast create an orographic effect, so Genoa can see up to 2000 mm of rain in a year; other areas instead show the normal values of the Mediterranean area (500-800 mm). Despite the high population density, woods cover half of the total area. Liguria's Natural Reserves cover 12% of the entire Region, i.e. around 60,000 hectares of land, and they are made up of one National Reserve, six large parks, two smaller parks and three nature reserves. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liguria