Robbie Shone@shonephoto

National Geographic Photographer / Explorer / Innsbruck Committed to creating unique images of exploration from our extreme subterranean world.

http://m.yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/assignments/wow-what-adventure/

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In one way or another we are all explorers, following our personal journey through life and answering questions along the way. Pictured here, an Italian explorer descends into a moulin (a cave in the ice) on the Aletsch glacier in Switzerland. Late in the evening when the temperature is much colder and prevents meltwater cascading down inside the cave, this explorer rappels into another world inside the ice. A world that can help glaciologists better understand how and why these beautiful glaciers melt. #letsexplore #glacier #science #explore #glaciology #adventure #switzerland #switzerland_vacations #ice #cave #moulin #aletschgletscher #aletscharena

Aletsch Glacier
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Thanks to everyone who has supported me over the years. These are my top nine photographs on #Instagram for 2017 based on the number of likes. Always interesting to see what works for you guys. Bring on 2018. Happy New Year! #2017bestnine


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Zelske jama (cave) lies at the base of several natural rock bridges in the Rakov Škocjan region in Slovenia. In the background of this photograph, two explorers cross the floor of one of the skylights where, long ago the cave roof collapsed and now the evening sky and stars can be seen. This beautiful arched entrance portal has been formed over hundreds of thousands of years by constant erosion from the River Rak.
This is the last image from a portfolio of photographs shot for @NatGeoAdventure from the famous river caves of Slovenia, birth place of speleology and home to the 'human fish'. With my caving colleagues I visited 8 caves, each one varied and different with its own personality.
If you have photographs from your own personal adventures, please submit to the latest Nat Geo YOUR SHOT assignment that I am curating, entitled “Wow! What an Adventure! “ Link in my bio.
@natgeoyourshot
@NatGeoCreative #RiverCave #cave #Slovenia #speleology #adventure #explorers #exploration

Slovenia
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Suspended on a thin rope and immersed by light from a tiny opening in the Earths surface, an explorer makes his way up 280m (900 ft) in Kačna jama (cave) near Divača, in Slovenia. The cave is the third longest cave in Slovenia and is one of several locations that offers a gateway into the underworld and to the mighty Reka River. This portfolio of photographs we have been sharing were shot for @NatGeoAdventure from the famous river caves of Slovenia, birth place of speleology and home to the 'human fish'. With my caving colleagues I visited 8 caves, each one varied and different with its own personality.
If you have photographs from your own personal adventures, please submit to the latest Nat Geo YOUR SHOT assignment that I am curating, entitled “Wow! What an Adventure! “ Link in my bio.
@natgeoyourshot @NatGeoCreative #RiverCave #cave #Slovenia #speleology #adventure #explorers #exploration

Slovenia
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Zelske jama (cave) lies at the base of several natural rock bridges in the Rakov Škocjan region in Slovenia. In the background of this photograph, two explorers cross a small rock bridge and enter the cave. This beautiful arched entrance portal has been formed over hundreds of thousands of years by constant erosion from the River Rak.
This portfolio of photographs was shot for @NatGeoAdventure from the famous river caves of Slovenia, birth place of speleology and home to the 'human fish'. With my caving colleagues I visited 8 caves, each one varied and different with its own personality.
If you have photographs from your own personal adventures, please submit to the latest Nat Geo YOUR SHOT assignment that I am curating, entitled “Wow! What an Adventure! “ Link in my bio.
@natgeoyourshot
@NatGeoCreative #RiverCave #cave #Slovenia #speleology #adventure #explorers #exploration

Slovenia
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Zelske jama (cave) lies at the base of several natural rock bridges in the Rakov Škocjan region in Slovenia. In extremely cold temperatures, a group of explorers journey along the river Rak in Zelske jama and illuminate the tunnel along the way.
This portfolio of photographs was shot for @NatGeoAdventure from the famous river caves of Slovenia, birth place of speleology and home to the 'human fish'. With my caving colleagues I visited 8 caves, each one varied and different with its own personality.
If you have photographs from your own personal adventures, please submit to the latest Nat Geo YOUR SHOT assignment that I am curating, entitled “Wow! What an Adventure! “ Link in my bio.
@natgeoyourshot
@NatGeoCreative #RiverCave #cave #Slovenia #speleology #adventure #explorers #exploration

Slovenia
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The giant entrance of Planinsja jama allows daylight to filter a long way into the cave. In low water conditions the slow moving river helps make perfect reflections of the walls of the cave. Planinska jama is one of the longest river caves in Slovenia. 500 meters from the entrance of the cave is a confluence of two underground rivers: the Pivka River, flowing from the Postojna Polje through Postojna jama (cave), and the Rak River, flowing from Rak Škocjan. This is one of the largest confluences of subterranean rivers in Europe.
This portfolio of photographs was shot for @NatGeoAdventure from the famous river caves of Slovenia, birth place of speleology and home to the 'human fish'. With my caving colleagues I visited 8 caves, each one varied and different with its own personality. Words by @andrewbisharat.
@NatGeoCreative #RiverCave #cave #Slovenia #speleology #adventure #explorers #exploration #planinska

Planinska jama - Planina Cave - Grotte di Planina
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In total darkness, this vast cave dwarfs a team of explorers as they paddle a small inflatable boat along the underground river in Planinska jama, one of the longest river caves in Slovenia. 500 meters (1600ft) from the entrance of the cave is a confluence of two underground rivers: the Pivka River, flowing from the Postojna Polje through Postojna jama (cave), and the Rak River, flowing from Rak Škocjan. This is one of the largest confluences of subterranean rivers in Europe.
This portfolio of photographs was shot for @NatGeoAdventure from the famous river caves of Slovenia, birth place of speleology and home to the 'human fish'. With my caving colleagues I visited 8 caves, each one varied and different with its own personality. Words by @andrewbisharat.
@NatGeoCreative #RiverCave #cave #Slovenia #speleology #adventure #explorers #exploration #planinska

Planinska jama - Planina Cave - Grotte di Planina
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In total darkness, this vast cave dwarfs a team of explorers as they paddle a small inflatable boat along the underground river in Planinska jama, one of the longest river caves in Slovenia. 500 meters (1600ft) from the entrance of the cave is a confluence of two underground rivers: the Pivka River, flowing from the Postojna Polje through Postojna jama (cave), and the Rak River, flowing from Rak Škocjan. This is one of the largest confluences of subterranean rivers in Europe.
This portfolio of photographs was shot for @NatGeoAdventure from the famous river caves of Slovenia, birth place of speleology and home to the 'human fish'. With my caving colleagues I visited 8 caves, each one varied and different with its own personality. Words by @andrewbisharat.
@NatGeoCreative #RiverCave #cave #Slovenia #speleology #adventure #explorers #exploration #planinska

Planinska jama - Planina Cave - Grotte di Planina
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Planinska jama is one of the longest river caves in Slovenia. 500 meters (1600ft) from the entrance of the cave is a confluence of two underground rivers: the Pivka River, flowing from the Postojna Polje through Postojna jama (cave), and the Rak River, flowing from Rak Škocjan. This is one of the largest confluences of subterranean rivers in Europe. Here, a team of explorers in an inflatable boat progress along the giant tunnel.
This portfolio of photographs was shot for @NatGeoAdventure from the famous river caves of Slovenia, birth place of speleology and home to the 'human fish'. With my caving colleagues I visited 8 caves, each one varied and different with its own personality. Words by @andrewbisharat.
@NatGeoCreative #RiverCave #cave #Slovenia #speleology #adventure #explorers #exploration #planinska

Planinska jama - Planina Cave - Grotte di Planina
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Underground in Slovenia, Pivka jama (cave) and the Black jama (cave) are the final two caves along the subterranean Pivka River before the river finally disappears and resurfaces in the Planina jama (cave). These three explorers begin their traverse along a high level pathway.

This portfolio of photographs was shot for @NatGeoAdventure from the famous river caves of Slovenia, birth place of speleology and home to the 'human fish'. With my caving colleagues I visited 8 caves, each one varied and different with its own personality. Words by @andrewbisharat.
@NatGeoCreative #RiverCave #cave #Slovenia #speleology #adventure #explorers #exploration #postojna #postojnacave

Slovenia
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Earlier this year we accompanied a team of scientists from the @uniinnsbruck to an area of Nevada called Ash Meadows Nature Reserve, where they have a field site. For several days they drilled out core samples of calcite from inside Devils Hole to help understand how the water table has gone up and down in the past. Along with shooting stills, we also teamed up with @surfacing_productions (UK) who cut and edited a beautiful short film. To see the whole film, please check out the link to Vimeo in my bio. #surfacingproductions #DevilsHole #Nevada #AshMeadows #cave #cavescience #science #climatechange #womeninstem #womeninscience #scientist #research #lab #laboratory #climate #geology #geography #shortfilm #documentary @deathvalleynps @umnpics

Ash Meadows NWR
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