Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ghostly Images in Lechuguilla Cave, New Mexico

Lake Castrovalva in Lechuguilla Cave, New Mexico.

A guide takes you along on his trip through the strange caverns of Lechuguilla Cave, New Mexico. He shows you the bizarre crystal formations of the cave with his flash light. It's not quite the technology of the BBC production, Planet Earth, but it's still quite amazing.

Lechuguilla Cave is only for experienced cave explorers. It can be quite dangerous. Here is the story of a rescue of a woman who had been maping the cave. She was injured when a rock broke off the wall and fell on her leg. This story describes the rescue effort.

BBC's Planet Earth takes you deep into Yucatan's "cenotes" to explore with the divers the underwater caverns that extend for miles. Fortunately, you're not down there with them. Those "squeezes" can be pretty scary.