This cave is formed from the collapse of volcanic ash beds inside the mountain on Lelepa Island, near the west coast of Efate, Vanuatu. Since it was taken in December 2005, another 7.2 earthquake has caused further collapse especially around the entrance. I am sure glad I wasn't in there when a quake occured. It is simply awesome because of its size and simplicity. No adornments as in limsestone.
The American based television reality show, Survivor Vanuatu was filmed in this vicinity, this cave being the location for the tribal council. Parallel productions of Survivor Vanuatu were in French and in Chinese. The Efate village, Mangaliliu, was the base for the television crews. The producers are to be commended for they left almost no evidence of their having been here.
And you are probably one of the Panoramio's biggest traveler. I am so jealous that I will try to do the same, at least.
Great to hear from you Leo! I haven't seen you in Sydney yet? Are you coming down soon? And I do hope you have the opportunities that I have had, Leo, even just half of them.
You will have seen that I have been watching your photography and seeing the places you have been - even back to the power house at New Farm!
Simply excellent. Good explanation. Greetings from Serbia.
I forgot ...Y*
Thank you very much, Dubravka. It is a memorable experience to have been in this particular cave. Thanks for the Y*.
Warmest greetings from Brisbane to Serbia.
That's a huge cave and interesting story Ian. Greetings Berend
Another of those memorable days that happen when I am not behind my desk, Berend. I am not sure whether this cave can be entered any more, for I heard that a >7 quake brought the entrance down.
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Photo taken in Shefa Province, Vanuatu
Misplaced? Suggest new location