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Hole in the jungle floor #460951
03/25/13 08:30 AM
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Hole in the jungle floor

when the bottom drops out....
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Re: Hole in the jungle floor [Re: Marty] #460957
03/25/13 09:49 AM
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Wow, that's interesting! Where was this taken, Marty?


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Re: Hole in the jungle floor [Re: Marty] #460968
03/25/13 01:58 PM
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Many sinkholes like this in Belize but this one could be the sink hole near El Pilar in Cayo and I know they used to offer rapelling into that one.


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Re: Hole in the jungle floor [Re: Katie Valk] #460970
03/25/13 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Katie Valk
Many sinkholes like this in Belize but this one could be the sink hole near El Pilar in Cayo and I know they used to offer rapelling into that one.


How interesting! We've been to El Pilar but never heard of or saw any sinkhole.


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Re: Hole in the jungle floor [Re: Marty] #461052
03/26/13 06:43 PM
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This sinkhole looks like it is in the Guyana Highlands of South America.
Check this video link: Guyana Highlands Video http://www.boreme.com/posting.php?id=32777

Re: Hole in the jungle floor [Re: Marty] #461094
03/27/13 07:02 AM
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Amazing image.


Re: Hole in the jungle floor [Re: Marty] #461181
03/28/13 09:59 AM
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the photo just listed Belize, but I have seen this sinkhole in pics before (in Belize). Here's one on Ambergris..
//ambergriscaye.com/photogallery/090723.html

great video AJ

Re: Hole in the jungle floor [Re: Marty] #461182
03/28/13 10:12 AM
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Looks like Nohoch Chen possibly. There are a lot of sinkholes in Belize. Arial of Nohoch Chen


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Re: Hole in the jungle floor [Re: Marty] #461410
04/01/13 10:59 AM
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I have done more research and located this sinkhole. It is one of the Sarisarinama Sinkholes and is located in the far southwest of Bolivar State in Venezuela, South America. Belize does not have karsted limestone on the mainland which are this thick. (the cliff walls are almost 300m high!)

Search "Sarisarinama sinkhole" for more images.


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