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Robbie Shone. Auyan Tepui Cave Exploration.

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The distinctive quartzite Tepuis of Venezuela provided the magical setting for Arthur Conan Doyle's - The Lost World. In the book the explorers traveled by very traditional means, but for us last month, we had the advantage of flying around in a helicopter to search for caves. We were very lucky to find this spectacular cave entrance, known as Cueva Fantasma, it is large enough to fly the helicopter straight into! Can you spot it on the rocks to the left of the lake? Francesco Sauro is an Italian geologist who studies bio organisms found in rare quartzite caves that are located inside Tepuis in Venezuela. He is a member of the Italian geographic exploration group called La Venta. He is also a recipient of the 2014 Rolex Award that partly funded the expeditions to the Auyan Tepui and Sarisariñama Tepui in Venezuela in 2016. This collection of photographs show Francesco Sauro's story during the expediton.

A cave explorer and visual storyteller, Robbie Shone is recognised as one of the most accomplished cave photographers in the world. He is based in the heart of the Alps in the scenic alpine town of Innsbruck, Austria. Whilst completing a B.A. in Fine Art and Photography, Sheffield, UK, Robbie pursued his love of the outdoors. He developed a strong interest in caving, and in particular the challenges that cave photography has to offer.

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