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Interactive 360 Image Of The World's Largest Cave

Photographer Martin Edstrom has created an interactive way for others to explore the world's largest cave without leaving their home.

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Photographer Martin Edström has created a 360º image of the largest cave in the world to give people the opportunity to explore it for themselves. 

The image has a resolution that's over 500Mp and it can be rotated or zoomed into so the caverns can be viewed in detail.

With support from the National Geographic Global Exploration Fund and numerous sponsors, Martin Edström and his team set off on the expedition to Hang Son Doong in Vietnam in early 2015 to capture the images and audio needed to create the interactive and immersive experience. Until now, only a handful of people have been able to see the inside of the cave since its discovery in 2009, and scientists are still discovering many of its unique features.


360 interactive cave

Above: One of the many views found in the interactive reportage captured by Martin and his team.  


The biggest problem the expedition team faced was lighting the cave which can comfortably accommodate a Boeing 747 flying through it, plus due to the amount of time it took to capture each individual image, a lot of battery power was also required. The team spent a week in the cave, capturing 700Gb of data which was used to create the interactive reportage. 

You can talk a walk around the world's largest cave on the National Geographic website. 

It's not the first time this week we've featured epically large images on site, as it was also announced that a giga panorama of the Mont Blanc has taken the title of largest giga panorama ever made.

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