Posted by: danielfee | July 21, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside 07-20-2012

Black-water Rafting – New Zealand

Down the Spider Hole


Jumping off the ledge

Inside the Earth

Selecting photos for this weeks photo challenge was, well, a challenge. I have thousands of photos inside historic buildings, churches and other structures. But there is little unique about them even though there are some very nice photos. So I decided to go with some shots of my black-water rafting adventure deep “inside the earth” in New Zealand.

Blackwater is a combination of abseiling, zip lining, tubing and caving. The adventure starts with an abseil down a spider hole a distance of 100 meters (328 feet) below the surface. From there we zip lined, in the dark, deeper into the earth to reach a ledge which was approximately 15 to 20′ above an underground river. We grabbed an intertube and jumped off the ledge into the black river below and then floated down the river observing the glow-worms. After the relaxing float, it was time to hike through the cave and them climb up the face of a waterfall back to the surface of the earth. Hopefully you will find this to be a unique take for the challenge “inside.”



  1. did this, amazing fun!

  2. Nice shots, I’ve been inside smaller caves systems but nothing like that. That looks like fun!

    • It was. Do it if you get the chance

  3. Stunning photos 😛

  4. great photos – I did this years ago and loved the experience

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