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Stalactities and Stalagmites of Umajalanta Cave
Bolivia

The chambers along the way inside the cave system are marked by numerous stalactities and stalagmites. The most spectacular ones here, resembling large chandeliers have most of their pointy ends knocked off - a sad sight as it takes at least a century for them to grow a mere 1 cm. Protected nowadays, vandalizing and souveniring are prohibited.

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Resolution: 14000x7000
Taken: 04/05/2012
Uploaded: 15/11/2012
Updated: 11/06/2014
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Tags: umajalanta; gruta; stalactities; stalagmites; torotoro; potosi; bolivia
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