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Panorama

Here my favourite discipline - the cave panorama photography.
To produce panorama images in caves is a particular challenge and demands thorough planning and control of the lighting (see the 'making of' the title panorama for an example). The rewards are 90° to 360° perspectives which transport a surprisingly different and fascinating sensation of the three dimensions.

Panoramagalerie Grands Causses Grands Causses (Frankreich)

The rugged karstic plateaus of the Grands Causses in the south of France are structured by the Tarn and Jonte canyons - and are a marvellous landscape both on the surface and underground.

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Panoramagalerie Cèze & Gardon Cece & Gardon

The caves around the Cèze and Gardon valleys in the south of France are famous for the richness in crystal clear Excentriques, the many traces of cave bears, and impressive paragenetic meanders.

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Galerie Klassischer Karst Classical Karst

In the area of Triest, both in Italy and Slovenia, the classical Karst is located that gave name to this geological term. Here, speleological history was and still is written.

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Mallorca Panorama Galerie Mallorca (Spanien)

Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, bears more than 4000 registered caves - among which a substantial number in the category world class. But also the surficial Mallorca features an impressive and wild karst, far away from the dull mass tourism.

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New Zealand panorama gallery New Zealand

The New Zealand archipelago yields diverse and exotic karstic landscapes of particular beauty. They cover several climatic and vegetational zones from sub-tropical rain forests to rugged alpine karst terrain, and they bear immense potential for cave exploration.

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Reiteralm Galerie Reiteralm

For 35 years, the karstic plateau Reiteralm in the Berchtesgaden Alps is a main area of exploration of the Höhlenforschungsgruppe Ostalb-Kirchheim. Here images from the nearly 8 km long Eisrohrhöhle-Bammelschacht-System, whose exploration I coordinate since more than a decade.

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Burren Panorama Galerie Burren

A karstic area of a quite particular charme is the Burren in the west of Ireland, which General Edmund Ludlow in 1651 characterised as: "not any tree to hang a man, nor enough water to drown him, nor enough earth to bury him" ...

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Panoramagalerie Ardeche Ardeche

The Ardèche gorge and its surrounding plateau is one of the classical karst areas in the South of France. This region harbours some of the most important caves in the country - let alone the incredible Grotte Chauvet!

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Panoramagalerie Vercors Vercors

The karstic plateau Vercors in the french Alps is a highlight, not only in terms of spectacular scenery, but also in respect to the diverse underground realm.

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