Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Brgevčeva jama Cave
The New Pearl

August 15, 2017, 11 pictures

          Most images are approximately 683 x 1024 pixels in size, numbers in front of picture descriptions are serial numbers of the original photo files. Event participant who contributed to the making of these pictures and related persons: Jaka Jakofčič, Stojan Sancin, Claudio Bratos.
          Names of cave parts were given by the author.

          Pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin - Klok 2017.

The Entrance


36582. It all began as an excavation of a small blowhole, undertaken by cavers from Jamarsko društvo Sežana Caving Club (JDS), in 2008 and 2009. Because of other, more promising projects the site was abandoned till this year, when a senior team from JDS, Jaka in the picture is one of the members, joined forces with Stojan and Claudio from JOSPD Trst (Caving Section of the Triest Slovenian Alpine Association) and resumed digging. The work in 2017 took two months, three full shifts per week.



The Cathedral


36657. Flowstone ruffles at the side wall



36661. View back towards the entrance tunnel



36666. View of the threshold in the main altar which leads to the lower level of the cave



36683. Dripstone decor in the upper side niche



36692. A small pool of rain water is hidden behind the altar.



36694. The pool up close



36695. The photographer lifted a two-inch piece of a thin stalactite from the pool and dropped it back again.



Return to the Entrance


36697. Cave cricket, Troglophilus neglectus, on the slanted ceiling



36698. In places little or no widening of the original tunnel was required - view towards the interior of the cave.



36700. View from the first cave chamber to the bottom of the 5 m long slanted entrance passage, much more easily climbed in dry weather




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