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Tham Lod Cave by DrewHopper Tham Lod Cave by DrewHopper
One of the most spectacular natural caves I've ever adventured into, Tham Lod is a piece Mother Nature's masterpieces in the Mae Hong Son region of Northern Thailand. The Lod is a natural limestone cave system, its main feature is the freshwater stream which runs through the middle of the cave for about 200-300 meters. Inside it's walls are covered with massive formations and columns over 20 metres high, making you feel like very insignificant. Right in the middle of the cave there is no artificial light, so to explore the caverns inside you need a guide with lantern to show you around. I decided to attempt walking through the cave myself on foot, unfortunately the water was too high and I couldn't walk much further than 100 meters inside before making my way back to the exit. 

This photo was taken just inside the exit of the cave, standing on one of the 50 meter columns overlooking some kayakers making their way downstream after paddling through it. The funnest way to explore the cave is on the water, hiring a kayak from Cave Lodge, and with an experienced guide you can do 2-6hrs kayaking downstream to many more amazing caves. It's such a rush, and easily the most fun I had in Southeast Asia. 

Tham Lod Cave in the Mae Hong Son Wilderness, Northern Thailand.
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Marty4110 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
You have a really great portfolio of diverse images!
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RobertOlin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow!!!
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a-sthenic Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!
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Doroteja1 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Wonderfully !
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creativemikey Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Splendid capture and thanks for the info too :nod:
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MoonstreamFeline Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely gorgeous!!
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beachelf Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
:iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz: Bravo!
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foureyes Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
OMG! I can't contain my excitement! OMG! I can't contain my excitement! OMG! I can't contain my excitement! 
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JoseMelim Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
An interesting subject and a great image, indeed! I love the nice light inside the cave and the beautiful rays outsider. Great the kayakers presence.
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snowhiskers Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This sounds like such a wonderful experience! I have always wanted to explore Thailand, even more so now.
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jchau Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Very beautiful!  Heart :happybounce: 
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Wonderful places!
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Asieana Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Absolutely beautiful . You are lucky man, that you could have seen such a beautiful place : )
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely amazing Thanks so much for sharing your photo and adventure :w00t:
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bigartisteArt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is a massive cave! I'd like to see something like that.
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Romylyn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Tellement beau !
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SuperSnappz Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow beautiful scenery and shot
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Alfazil Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Beautiful shot.
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EphraimBraucht Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Nice Photo, seeing such a large stream through a cave seems odd.
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papatheo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Stunning and different... nice work Drew!!!
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jchanders Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014

Great scene and picture. Thank you for sharing it.  My sure  :+fav:       

 

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isischneider Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014   Photographer
beautiful location,fantastic photo.
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havoc-Lp Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
aggg i want to go to southeast asia so bad!
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ReedenLandshey Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
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nytomboi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
fantastic shots...the next best thing to being there

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simon0108 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow =)
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KougaSoujiro Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Make me wanna go there. Great shot
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MichaelHocking Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sparkles with light.
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Phi921 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :)
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ehkachan27 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
At first I thought it was a drawing. XD
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IpomeaTricolor Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!
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Nenetard Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
This is really epic :D
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Sagittor Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014   Photographer
Fantastic capture Drew!! ;)
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MellsPics Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
So very cool!!
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zara-leventhal Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, so beautiful! Great shot!
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