Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - An Italian explorer carefully picks her way through dense undergrowth in search of caves on top of Sarisariñama Tepui, Venezuela.
This photograph is from a portfolio I made from extremely remote tepuis (aka table-top mountains) in Venezuela. The scientists we were traveling with were looking for unique bacteria that could help clinical microbiologists in studies into bacterial resistance to antibiotics. It was a fascinating assignment to a very remote and rarely visited part of our world. The diverse environment on top of these tepuis is like no other anywhere on planet Earth, as each tepui is different and home to a unique world. And as for the caves... they're even better! Stay tuned. @natgeocreative