Spelunking is a rather vigorous activity. You might call it an extreme sport. For those of us who don’t have it in us to go cave diving, there’s now a way for you to head in and check it out without leaving the comfort of your home.
Photojournalist Martin Edström set out to create an interactive map of Sơn Đoòng Cave, the world’s largest, in the Quảng Bình Province of Vietnam. He used 25 different cameras with strong LED lights to shoot high definition images. Then, his team assembled the footage to create an incredible, immersive experience.
“I work with interactive journalism because the end user gets a much more immersive experience—it’s possible to get people to walk through the cave as if they were there,” Edström told National Geographic. “You can get the reader into the story and get them to explore it actively.”
You can view the interactive map and learn more about the passageways of the cave on smartphone, tablet or computer HERE.