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    Hang Son Doong, the world's largest cave. A man who is less afraid of heights than myself perches atop a rock called the Witch's Hat. It was terrifying just watching him climb and stand atop the rock. There was no help for him if he fell. Plus the rocks, ever slick and ever wet, were neither easy to climb nor easy to stand upon.
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    A classic silhouette in a classic cave. When I was there in 2010 we spent 13 days camped inside the cave and I got to spend my 30th birthday camped on the sand behind this rock. The rolling mist that lingers in this cave helps add that extra layer of fear that is generated in eerie and mysterious pictures. Great job!

    Robbie Shone
    National Geographic photographer
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    Date Uploaded: Jun 23, 2016
    Location: Phong Nha, Quang Binh, Vietnam
    Copyright: © Ian Bassingthwaighte
    Categories: Adventure, Nature, People
    Assignments: Facing Your Fears, Silhouette, Strange Terrains, Ask a Local
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