Flowstone river

This winter’s photo project was to visit a relatively unknown cave in the coastal region of Slovenia. The cave is very interesting – after some narrow parts one gets to the small river. Water is very rich in calcite so the riverbed is totally covered with flowstone. At first there are a few shafts then the slope became less steep and the cave continues as a water channel until it ends with a sump. It took us four visits to rig, photograph and de-rig the cave. We even shot a short video, which is to be published later. The cave is quite fragile – it is easy to brake flowstone formations if not careful – so we decided not to disclose cave’s real name.

Photo Uroš Kunaver with Matija Perne, Behare Rexhepi, Ester Premate,
Cyril Mayaud, Matej Blatnik, Mateja Centa, Nika Pišek Szillich and David Škufca.

One thought on “Flowstone river

  1. I am glad you are protecting the location and name of this cave. Thank you for sharing and thank you for caring.

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