The first-ever images of Er Wang Dong, a recently discovered cave system in the Chongqing province, have been released, and it looks amazing.
A few of the caves had been previously used by nitrate miners, but never thoroughly explored. Upon entering for the first time, cave explorers were shocked to see a space is so big it could contain a cloud, according to the Daily Mail.
In Cloud Ladder Hall, which measures about 12½ acres, or about 12 football fields, fog conceals the roof 820 feet above.
“I had never seen anything quite like the inside cloud ladder before,” said Manchester photographer and caver Robbie Shone, one of the team members. “Thick cloud and fogs hangs in the upper half of the cave, where it gets trapped and unable to escape through the small passage in the roof.”
[Image Credit: GMW.cn]