23 Jun '11, 1am

The Marble Caves ~ ~ Photos: Patagonia's Sculpted Azure Caverns

The Marble Caves ~ ~ Photos: Patagonia's Sculpted Azure Caverns

In the middle of Patagonia lies an enchanted underworld of azure caverns. Incredible streaks of blue make it look as though a master artist in a land of giants has made his mark on these special caves. Photo: Jorge Leon Cabello Known as General Carrera, the gorgeous lake where the caves are to be found has borders that are shared by both Argentina and Chile. It has a sunny microclimate in an area that is normally cold, so people can enjoy the water and explore the caverns in comfort. Photo: Nicolas Aracena The caverns are one of nature's miracles, sheer cliffs of marble whose sediments give them this enchanting color. The water itself has slowly thrown gravel against the cliffs to gently form spaces small and large. The caverns can be explored by boat at certain times of the year when the water level is low enough. Photo: Jorge Leon Cabello Known as Las Cavernas de Marmol ...

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