The researchers found "lost world"
• The researchers found a "Lost World"
Adventurers accidentally stumbled upon the cave is so huge that within it has its own weather system - thin clouds and eternal mists. A team of professional photographers and cavers explored the cave system in the Chinese province of Chongqing and took the first pictures of this miracle of nature.
Hidden cave system called Air Van Dong. Caver and photographer Robbie Shawn from Manchester was a member of a team of 15 researchers who discovered the cave and during the month expedition. He said that some of the caves formerly used by miners, at least in the near of the entrance areas, but have never been studied.
The upper layer of the cave constantly hanging clouds and fog. Clouds come in through a small hole in the roof and hanging 250 meters above ground, because they can not leave the cave the same way. In addition, moisture within the cavern is a source of vapor - water droplets ascend in vapor form and contribute to the creation of clouds.
The total area of the caves, including the Hall of cloud stairs - about 51 000 m², in some large caves which rivers flow, and there is vegetation.
Most of the caves easily available, some can be reached only swim a considerable distance under the water, and to enter into other need a rope, as the entrance is a narrow slope with steep walls.