the reed flute (or karst) cave in guilin, southern china, was carved out of the karst limestone mountains over 180 million years ago from an underground river and that has now settled into a lake. more than 70 ink inscriptions dating back to 792 ce can also be found inside the cave, which was left forgotten for a thousand years before being rediscovered in the 1940s by a group of refugees fleeing japanese troops. photos by james p. nelson, christian ortiz, jesse estes, adam allegro, filip m.a.
I know, it’s only a story, but for so many it’s more than that. It’s a world, all on its own where we want to put on the sorting hat.
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"I just want somebody who will never stop choosing me."
baby japanese macaques, aslo known as snow monkeys, in the joshinetsu kogen national park. located in the valley of the yokoyu river in the northern part of nagano prefecture, the areas remains relatively free of humans thanks to heavy snowfalls, an elevation of 850 meters, and being accessible only via a narrow two kilometer footpath through the forest.
photos by (click pic) ben torode, oscar tarneberg, kiyo photography, stephano sityzia, koichi kamoshida, marcosjra and patypatyapaty, tubasa-wings, daisuke tashiro and masashi mochida.