Weekly Photo Challenge: Time ( Stalactite and Stalagmite )

We only perceive time through changes.

However, both stalactite and stalagmite in caverns only grow very slowly.DSC_0198

Limestone stalactites in particular form extremely slowly – usually less than 10 cm every thousand years – and radiometric dating has shown that some are over 190,000 years old.

Here are a couple of photos taken in the limestone caverns of Yunnan, China.DSCF2894A

While I am in awe with these formations, I don’t particularly fancy seeing them lit up in multi-colors.

I prefer seeing them in their natural color and state.

 

33 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Time ( Stalactite and Stalagmite )

  1. Awesome captures – How’d you get them to stand still long enough to take the picture? lol Just Kidding… but? “less than 10 cm every thousand years” WOW! Awesome, just awesome.

  2. Me too, I don’t like seeing them in a variety of colours. But seems that many places are doing the same thing. I wonder if this is their intention to create a mysterious ambience inside the caves

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