Natural bridge between Big and Little Collapse Dolines in Skocjan Caves, Slovenia, Europe.
A natural bridge remains between two sinkholes, Big and Little Collapse Dolines (Velika dolina and Mala dolina), in Skocjan Caves (Skocjanske jame) Regional Park, Slovenia, Europe. Velika dolina reaches over 150 meters deep. Skocjan Caves feature a river raging through one of the world's largest caverns, waterfalls, speleothems (cave formations such as dripstone: stalactites and stalagmites), and twisty paths through eleven chambers over six kilometers. From a large-scale karst drainage, the Reka River has carved and dissolved dramatic subterranean passages through limestone over several million years. Archaeological finds in Tominceva Cave (Ozka spilja, near the natural entrance of Skocjan Caves) indicate human occupation here from 3000 BC to 1700 BC. Modern tourism began in Skocjan Caves by 1819. Karst topography is a geologic formation of dissolving bedrock. Our word for "karst" likely evolved from the Slovene noun kras and earlier proper noun Grast, referring to Slovenia's Karst Plateau. Skocjan Caves are near Divaca, in the Littoral region of the Republic of Slovenia. UNESCO has listed Skocjan Caves as a World Heritage Site. This panorama was stitched from 7 overlapping photos.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download