After the Canopy Skywalk me and the German couple, we joined another group who were heading towards Deer & Langs Cave. We kinda intercepted them half way. The Deer & Langs cave walk started from the Park HQ at 2pm.
Whats this picture about? haha well just out of boredom when waiting for the others when they were taking photos. :)
Another randomly shot photo while walking to the caves. Met up with the other group which was heading towards Deer Cave & Langs Cave which heads out from the Park HQ every 2:00pm and 2:30pm, RM 20.00 per person.
We were all very fascinated by the bug, and everyone started taking photos of it, me included \o\
Along the way you will be surrounded by greens. With a symphony from insects. I didn't see much wild life tho. I'm sure they are avoiding the human tracks.
Looks like a dried out river?
Welcome to Langs Cave!
Inside looking out~ Goodby light!
Hello! Anybody there?
Interesting rock formations.
I must say this is one of my fav pics of the trip. The cave formation looks alien, with people running for their lives in the foreground. LOL. Nah, I just like this pic.
Stalactite and stalagmites~
Can you see where we are going?
Good thing they had lights to showcase the cave formations. I did not bring my flash. Didn't really expect it to be so dark.
DAYLIGHT! \o/ heading into Deer Cave.
My new guide explaining something...
This cave is HUGE! Look at how tall the ceiling is! Check out the stairs at the lower part of the photo.
In case you didnt know Deer cave WAS the Worlds Largest Cave passage until someone found another in Vietnam. While Deer Cave was larger in height and width, it lose in length/depth!
At 262-by-262 feet (80-by-80 meters) in most places, the Son Doong cave beats out the previous world-record holder, Deer Cave in the Malaysian section of the island of Borneo.
Deer Cave is no less than 300-by-300 feet (91-by-91 meters), but it's only about a mile (1.6 kilometers) long.
By contrast, explorers walked 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) into Son Doong, in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, before being blocked by seasonal floodwaters—and they think that the passage is even longer.
Oh well, it is still pretty darn impressive! Also Deer Cave has Abraham Lincoln!
Haha ! Doesnt that look like President Abrahm Lincolns face side profile ?
Mucking about with the camera settings.
This cave is really something.
Everyone is following the leader. Remember the steps in picture #16? This was the upclose shot. Relatively clean, from my memory it was covered with bat guano.
Looking back towards the entrance. What a view.
We made our way deep into the cave. Guess what we found?
The "Garden of Eden" xD Previously when I was here, we did go down to the Garden of Eden, but this trip was not arranged.
Photo #25 looks like it was taken with relatively fast shutter, yes? Actually its been taken at 1/10th sec shutter at f/2.8 with ISO1000 ! Normally you would see much more details, but due to the lack of available light.
So I change more settings on the camera to get this shot. Now its 1/5th of a second, still at f/2.8 but ISO was bumped to ISO 1600! Very frustrating. oTL
After that we all made our way back to the entrance and to the place where everyone waited for the bats to exit the cave to look for food.
An elderly couple from Kuala Lumpur.
We all gathered at the viewing place but the weather seemed like it was going to rain. We all sat around at the open space and waited. Some of the bats came out, but it was not as much as I had seen before. This time they sort of trickled out. haha, so I packed up my camera and stuff and headed back as I felt drops of rain on my head. I did not bring the raincoat, didnt want to risk my gear getting wet therefore just left.
The walk back was quite un-eventful. It was dusk, losing light really fast. I decided to have fun along the way back. It was boring walking back alone.
Another blur shot.
Final shot of the day, at a bridge half way back to the Park HQ. It was a great first day.
For more information
Borsarmulu Park Management
P.O. Box 2413,
Miri, 98008 Sarawak, Malaysia
Fax: (+60 85) 792 305
Tel: (+60 85) 792 300 / (+60 85) 792 301
[Gears: Nikon D300, 17-55, 10-20]