My personal favourite photos from over 93,000 travel images in my database. The 28 colour and two black-and-white photos were taken over eleven years, eleven countries with ten lenses on seven cameras.
To the centre of the earth! German photographer Malte Clavin is one of the few who was able to take part in what is probably one of the most adventurous photo tours in the world, the Son Doong expedition. The five-day tour in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park first leads through leech-infested jungle and the participants have to ford countless rivers with chest-high water. Roped down into the cave, the tour goes over hundred-metre-high sharp rocks, through underground lakes, caves with their own climate (and cloud formations!) and rare cave forests. Son Doong is the largest cave in the world and was only fully mapped in 2010.
Son Doong in Vietnam
To the center of the earth! The most spectacular trip I’ve ever done: the Son Doong cave expedition in Vietnam. First, it’s through leech-infested jungle. Then, abseiling down into the cave, over sharp rocks, through underground lakes, gigantic shafts. Absolutely breathtaking!
Articles in BILD and BZ (Berliner Zeitung)
I wouldn’t have dreamed of it a few years ago either: me in the newspaper BILD: “Barren gorges alternating with densely overgrown rainforests. Low-hanging clouds make the shots seem mystical.”
Son Doong Cave Expedition
I can’t say it any other way: this was the most awesome thing I’ve ever done: The five-day expedition through one of the largest caves in the world in Vietnam. I couldn’t forget the amazement and sweating.