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A unique cave “lurking” in the depths of the glacier. Photo

Уникальная пещера, «притаившаяся» в глубинах ледника. ФотоThe photographer showed is a fantastic place.

In the largest national Park in Europe, Vatnajökull in Iceland, there is a glacier, inside of which hides the stunning beauty of the cave. Photographer Einar Runar Sigurdsson captured the breathtaking scenery inside the caves, which prove once again that nature is perfect.

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1. The Vatnajökull national Park, an area of 12 thousand square kilometers, occupies 12 percent of the territory of Iceland. (Photo: Einar Runar Sigurdsson/Rex Features).

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2. On the territory of Vatnajökull national Park is the largest volume glacier in Europe — Vatnajökull. (Photo: Einar Runar Sigurdsson/Rex Features).

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3. Inside the Vatnajökull glacier the water flows. And you know how the ice caves are formed? This is due to melted glacier water flowing down and destroy the lower layers of ice. (Photo: Einar Runar Sigurdsson/Rex Features).

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4. Inside the glacier sunlight, so the cave is warmer than outside. (Photo: Einar Runar Sigurdsson/Rex Features).

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5. According to the photographer who took these impressive pictures in the sun rays, penetrating into the ice cave, even a little warm. (Photo: Einar Runar Sigurdsson/Rex Features).

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6. In the ice cave hiding spectacular waterfalls. (Photo: Einar Runar Sigurdsson/Rex Features).

Уникальная пещера, «притаившаяся» в глубинах ледника. Фото

7. 45-year-old photographer said that the range of temperature in the cave ranges from -12 to +5 degrees Celsius. (Photo: Einar Runar Sigurdsson/Rex Features).

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8. Unfortunately, due to climate change the vaulted ceiling of this beautiful cave this year has become thinner by as much as 8 meters, and its side walls 30-40 meters. (Photo: Einar Runar Sigurdsson/Rex Features).

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9. The rays of the sun penetrating into the cave through the thick walls of ice, with the result that they get a “Golden” glow. (Photo: Einar Runar Sigurdsson/Rex Features).

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10. The biggest icicle that was found in the ice cave, was a length of 1.5 meters. (Photo: Einar Runar Sigurdsson/Rex Features).

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11. Otherworldly cave in the Vatnajökull glacier. (Photo: Einar Runar Sigurdsson/Rex Features).

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12. The photographer lit a small fire inside the cave to keep warm. (Photo: Einar Runar Sigurdsson/Rex Features).

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13. Interesting fact: tourists visiting the glacier Vatnajökull was virtually impossible until in 1947 for an expedition to Grímsvötn did not invent motorized sledge, and then in 1951, the French-Icelandic expedition successfully used tracked all terrain vehicles, called “snow cats”. (Photo: Einar Runar Sigurdsson/Rex Features).

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14. Now “snow cats” every spring are used by the specialists of the Icelandic Association of glaciology [the science of natural ice] to study the ice cover and the thickness of glaciers. (Photo: Einar Runar Sigurdsson/Rex Features).

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