Like most underground and cavernous spots in China, Guilin's Reed Flute Cave is lit up in all manner of vibrant shades to highlight the collections of stalagmites, stalactites and other weird and wonderful rock formations that are found there. Usually the garish lighting poses problems for photographers seeking to capture the eerie essence of such grottoes but here, Ctrip China Travel Photo Contest finalist Filip M.A. has perfectly captured this cold, crisp and almost monochrome scene that lurks deep-down, a striking counterpoint to the big skies, karst mountains and rice fields that occupy Guilin above ground.
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