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    To visit ice caves like this make me feel humble. It is like life - it's here and in the next moment it's gone. Ice caves are silent witness of life. And maybe next year there gone - like us human. You never know the end of life - enjoy. To be able to think these thoughts - that's a gift for me.
    Composition 9
    Lighting 6
    Creativity 7
    Story 5

    Interesting subject. I have paused on this photograph, not because it is a familiar location to me, but because a lonesome dog is stood on the same rock I would have asked one of my companions to stand on! How interesting and how unusual. I love it because as well as the cave being perfectly illuminated and framed, it has an added and unusual mysterious feel to it due to the connection we (the viewer) has with the dog through it's eyes. A real kaninie adventure!

    Robbie Shone
    National Geographic photographer
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Jan 28, 2017
    Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2017
    Location: Pontresina, Grisons, Switzerland
    Focal Length: 16 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
    Aperture: f/7.1
    ISO: 400
    Copyright: © Sylvia Michel
    Categories: Nature
    Assignments: Wow! What an Adventure!, The Gift of Life
    Contests: 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year