These amazing images reveal a kaleidoscope of colours in icy caves underneath a glacier.
The rainbow caves are given their various colours by light refracting through the ice – with the thicker the ice, the more emerald they appear.
And a photographer, from Kamchatka, in the Russian Far East, also decided to add his own take – by lighting flares and breathing fire to turn the normally blue hues into dark reds.
The caves, found near the Mutnovsky volcano, 45 miles (72km) south of the regional capital of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, were captured by local guide and photographer Denis Budkov.
Mr Budkov, 35, trekked inside the dangerous caves – which could collapse at any moment – to capture the colourful scenes.
‘It was pretty cold and wet inside and the water was flowing down from the roof and walls,’ he said.
‘It was zero degrees inside, too, and the lens was getting damp – making it hard to shoot.
The ice cave’s unique formations are created by the heavy winter snow becoming compressed and forming ice.
Then as the short, summer months arrive, intensive melting of the ice creates ravines which flow and hollow out the caves and tunnels.
The incredible lights shining purple, blue, green and yellow are no computer trickery – they are the result of sunlight streaming through the glacial ice into the hidden world below.
The cave was carved out of the glacier by an underground river that is sourced in a hot spring gushing from the Mutnovsky volcano itself.
Denis added: ‘I spent a couple of days near the caves, but only ventured in towards the end of our trip.
‘I was actually afraid the roof would collapse, and as it was a hill on the side of an active volcano, the area in general is quite volatile.
‘But I was simply too curious to loose the opportunity to photograph the colourful caves.’
Source: Daily Mail
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He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes – Psalms 147:16 (KJV).
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By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened. – Job 37:10 (KJV).
The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen. – Job 38:30 (KJV).
Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word -Psalms 148:8 (KJV).
Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid: What time they wax warm, they vanish: when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place – Job 6:16-17 (KJV).
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