National Geographic Travel

Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) // A cave explorer paddles across the beautiful Lake Castrovalva in Lechuguilla (cave), Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico. Before getting into the small inflatable boat, she had to change into clean clothes and shoes to be ready for entering this pristine area of cave. For millions of years, the cave has been sealed off from human and animal interaction. The cave is so beautiful and so important to science that access is strictly controlled in order to keep the cave in as pristine condition as possible. It is a real time machine, taking us back to a world that was very different to the one we live in today. @natgeocreative

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@joanofthehillz yep I've done that! It's super duper amazing!


@smash_n_grab damn that’s cool


@palak52 thanks too hype oh my. Need to explore πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜©


@carrdi NM πŸ€”


Great one!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯


@mitchell_heale we are going here :)


I am coming....:)☺️


@tdofh20 always and forever


Looks nice! :D


Quiero ir!!


Aren't you not supposed to disturb cave water because of deadly toxins trapped under the surface?


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@jhenk sooo coooool




@k_w_strine Yes! About 6 hrs from Tucson, not bad!


Amazing photography πŸ‘βœŒοΈπŸ€™


@abbbykatt omg me too love, it would be so fun






Soon to be flooded by Trump in an effort to find oil...


@jhenk can you gooo theree






@cmrobboy remember when we ran out of this to avoid the elevator ?

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