Photographer's Note

When I went to Trezkinn Cave to see "The Chandeliers", (which are stalactites, that hang from the ceiling - the stalacmites are on the floor). I had to carry a magnesium flare gaslight. It was pitch dark in the caves, so I had to use a flash. These days, the caves are lit electronically. The natural colour of the "chandelier" is white. It is formed from calcite crystals, which glitter, as they catch any light. The red stain looks like iron oxide deposits, from the cave roof above, which must leak during the rainy season. (Dec -> March).

From the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) website:

Trezkinn Cave: (Guided tour 30mins. Electrically lit cave.) A steel catwalk encircling a huge central mass of lime-stone provides access. There are several steep flights of stairs but the sight of a magnificent chandelier rewards the active visitor.

For another photographers view of 'The Chandelier', please see:

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