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Desert Caves Photo Gallery 2001

2005 by John and Susy Pint

 
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Dragons mouth in Surprise Cave. Photo: L. Bjurstrom

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Show Room in Friendly Cave, friendly, because you can get to these beautiful formations without crawling. Photo: L. Bjurstrom

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Said Al-Amoudi rappels into Surprise Cave. Photo: J. Pint

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Inviting entrance to WOW! Cave, waiting to be explored. Photo: J. Pint

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Vertical training at Saudi Geological Survey. Photo: J. Pint

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Mahmoud Al Shanti at the Lizard's Lair entrance to Surprise Cave. Photo: J. Pint

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Aramco and SGS geologists in the Chandelier Room. These peculiar formations with almost transparent tips are the crown jewels of Surprise Cave. Photo: L. Bjurstrom

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One of many formations in Surprise Cave showing horizontal fractures. Photo: J. Pint

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The ceiling of the Jaws Room, Surprise Cave. Photo: L. Bjurstrom

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Dabbagh Hall in UPM Cave. This room is 45x80x17 meters! Photo: L. Bjurstrom

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Arlene Foss in one of the low crawls in Dahl Sultan. Photo: L. Bjurstrom

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Large walking passages are typical of Dahl Sultan. Photo: L. Bjurstrom

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Greg Gregory climbing out of Dahl Abu Jirfan. Photo: J. Pint

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Crystal formation in Surprise Cave. Photo: L. Bjurstrom

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Gypsum flower in UPM Cave. Photo: L. Bjurstrom

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Hollow Bird's Nest formation in Dahl Sultan. Photo: J. Pint

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Trident Leaf-Nosed Bats in Bat Cave. Photo: L. Bjurstrom

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Chandelier Room, Surprise Cave. Photo: L. Bjurstrom

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Surveying Surprise Cave. Photo: Abdulrahman.

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Susy Pint in Dahl Sultan. Photo: J. Pint

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Crystal formation in Surprise Cave. Photo: L. Bjurstrom

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A horizontal waterline can be seen on these stalactites. Photo: L. Bjurstrom

 

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Mohammed Al-Kaff relaxes after a hard days' caving. Photo: J. Pint