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Chal Nakhjir Cave
16-APR-2010 Ali Majdfar

Chal Nakhjir Cave

Delijan - Naragh Road

Chal Nakhjir is a rare geological phenomenon, discovered in 1989 and is located on the side of the road connecting Delijan to Naragh, Markazi province, Iran. The cave belongs to the Cenozoic period and has been formed as a result of tectonic factors and aerobic chemical reactions.

Chal Nakhjir is known for its exceptional white dolomite sediments, covering the floor of major corridors of the cave. The speleothems are exceptional too, looking like white popcorn. Even regular stalactites and stalagmites have this pure white cover of calcite and aragonite crystals.
The height of this cave in some places reaches over 20 m while having deep valleys in its divergent paths. A cave lake is located 140m inside the cave, 70m below the entrance.

The cave opened for public on March 2010.

For seeing more photos of this cave, please visit:

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Nestor07-Mar-2013 19:15
The colors are amazing, you really have a superb image here.
Excellent point of view and tack sharp.
Vote 10+
Valene15-Jun-2011 18:27
The colors in this cave are amazing, beautiful work! V
janescottcumming28-May-2011 01:37
Such colors....amazing! V
Maurice Nijssen10-Dec-2010 20:36
Fantastic image, Ali !!! V
Graeme22-Oct-2010 22:02
Totally amazing place & fabulous lighting Ali.BV
Lieve Snellings23-Jul-2010 23:45
WOW Ali, this is FANTASTIC, soooooooooo BEAUTIFUL ! BV
Jay Levin03-Jul-2010 05:17
Amazing lighting, shapes, and colors. Great shot.
Nuno Boavida01-Jul-2010 08:01
Fantastic colors, Ali. V
marie-jose wolff26-May-2010 18:47
absolutely wonderful! V
Galina Stepanova08-May-2010 16:42
Most amazing.
Great picture, Ali!
Philip Schwarz Photography03-May-2010 16:24
Beautiful shot.
Shelly- VA Beach03-May-2010 13:29
goelsamuel02-May-2010 17:31
Lovely colors! V!
wade clare02-May-2010 14:24
That`s some colourful.
jean-yves chamberland30-Apr-2010 22:23
wonderful image!
Gil Azouri29-Apr-2010 20:13
Beautiful shot! V
lisamidi29-Apr-2010 10:37
Unbelievable beaut!!!! bv
René Gysi28-Apr-2010 21:26
Wow...amazing place. V
Karthik Raja28-Apr-2010 04:40
claude27-Apr-2010 13:11
Beautiful place with rich colors !
Kay27-Apr-2010 08:32
Great capture.
theleftcoast27-Apr-2010 06:49
I called this a "Rainbow Cave"!! Great capture! - V.
Chris Spracklen27-Apr-2010 06:26
Superb shot of this stunning place, Ali, (V)
Best regards, Chris
Jean Chiasson26-Apr-2010 20:36
Great scenery love the lights colors Ali vote
Keith Rankin26-Apr-2010 16:18
simply stunning! V
Luc Verfaillie26-Apr-2010 16:09
Wow Magnifique!!V
Martin Lamoon26-Apr-2010 12:41
A great capture of the cave in glorious colour
Michel CORBOZ26-Apr-2010 09:57
Splendid ! V
Marco Valk26-Apr-2010 08:13
Wow! stunning image; spectacular colors. bog vote
PauloCGama26-Apr-2010 03:54
A different world, Ali. Huge V
Chad Ramsey26-Apr-2010 01:55
Wow wow wow! Spectacular colors!! V
Sarah Rehfeldt26-Apr-2010 00:57
Dave Hawkins26-Apr-2010 00:14
Stunning place and equally stunning photo you have
Fabienne25-Apr-2010 19:22
C'est superbe avec ces couleurs.
Robert Ballard25-Apr-2010 19:13
Jim & Josefina25-Apr-2010 18:57
Meta25-Apr-2010 16:12
Stunning, what a formation !
Tom Munson25-Apr-2010 14:54
Gervan25-Apr-2010 14:23
Fantastic shapes and colors. V.
Ken Duckert25-Apr-2010 12:20
What an amazing display of color and shape! A wonderful visual treat.
BleuEvanescence25-Apr-2010 04:11
I am sure it would be as amazing if there was less colours...
Superb shot I would love to take a wakd there too!
don nieman25-Apr-2010 03:05
Wow, beatiful colors.
Stefanos Lampridis24-Apr-2010 19:25
Awesome. V
Jeanne Dammarell24-Apr-2010 17:53
Amazing place and spectacular image!
peterjay4524-Apr-2010 14:47
Spectacular!! A great shot indeed. V.
zyziza24-Apr-2010 10:11
amazing place! v
Gennady Zaturensky24-Apr-2010 04:26
Great scenery, love the lights! ~V~
Bryan Murahashi24-Apr-2010 03:47
Beautiful colors in this underworld scenery. V
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad24-Apr-2010 00:56
This is fantastic colour! V
Pentti Kyyronen23-Apr-2010 19:33
Spectatular view into inner World, amazing colours! v
meekam tam23-Apr-2010 16:00
A beautiful cave well seen, Ali! V
BrigitteKrede23-Apr-2010 07:06
wow rich color and marvelous place....well captured Ali...vvv
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)23-Apr-2010 06:06
Another world..BV
Robert D. McAlpine22-Apr-2010 20:39
What a beautiful discovery and your presentation of it is superb.
Ronny Van Eeckhoutte22-Apr-2010 19:59

tomandlinda22-Apr-2010 19:45
Beautiful, amazing colors.v.linda
Tim S. Trebla22-Apr-2010 17:16
This is awesome ... it looks like an unearthly landscape
bill friedlander22-Apr-2010 16:55
Superb capture of the wonderful colors and shapes. V
princess22-Apr-2010 16:25
Superb capture. Thanks for your informations. V.
rocky22-Apr-2010 15:54
Impressive shot with interesting textures--but so little light. =V=
LynnH22-Apr-2010 13:03
Very cool formations. I like your capture of the colors, I suppose they have colored lights on these dolomite growths. I agree with Fred, I would like to see this with white lights too. Excellent work. V
Guy Dube22-Apr-2010 12:31
A very impressive place, colors are amazing! V
an nguyen22-Apr-2010 12:29
Yiannis Pavlis22-Apr-2010 12:14
An amazing picture ..V
François Fauchard22-Apr-2010 12:13
Very nice colors, and good capture. V
KAI-WING LEUNG22-Apr-2010 07:45
Amazing place! Very nice capture! V
Sam_C22-Apr-2010 04:27
Superb shot! Amazing color, thanks for the informative caption! BV
January Grey22-Apr-2010 04:06
Awesome capture, Ali! So beautiful! V~
Roby21-Apr-2010 18:34
beautiful picture, great colors, V
John21-Apr-2010 13:57
Stunning! ~V~
Pete Hemington21-Apr-2010 13:51
Excellent find - well worthy of it's own gallery - I'll be looking out for it
Randy Adams21-Apr-2010 12:21
Fantastic Ali! excellent exposure and saturation! V
Vince21-Apr-2010 12:06
Amazing shot. Spectacular colors. Vote.
Ferenc Erdélyi21-Apr-2010 11:35
wonderful. v
Lamar Nix21-Apr-2010 11:13
Colored lights add to the beauty and mystery of this cave and its accretions.
Patricia Kay21-Apr-2010 10:21
Such an amazing cave Ali...Lve the colors and composition...BV
Zoltán Balogh21-Apr-2010 07:43
Fantastic capture Ali! V
heather21-Apr-2010 06:18
WOW! Fabulous shot Ali.. terrific colours! V
Paco López21-Apr-2010 04:40
Spectacular place and shot! V!
Yvonne21-Apr-2010 04:11
What amazing colours, love your accompanying words explaining what we're looking at Ali! v
borisalex21-Apr-2010 03:44
Amazing place, so colorful, almost unreal! V.
Sabine Stetson21-Apr-2010 03:23
stunning image....thank you ali for showing it to us...:(
Marcia Colelli21-Apr-2010 02:00
Beautiful colors and textures V
Sam Rua21-Apr-2010 01:43
Beautiful capture, Ali.
Bill McMullen21-Apr-2010 01:41
What an incredible place. Well photographed, Ali.
Hank Vander Velde21-Apr-2010 01:16
BEAUTIFUL image Ali.
Stephanie20-Apr-2010 23:55
Gorgeous colors!!! BV
Jim Coffman20-Apr-2010 23:51
Simply amazing! V
Jean-Rene A20-Apr-2010 22:19
Excellent colorful landscape. It seems as sugar.
patou20-Apr-2010 21:43
Magnifique cette prise ( v )
Fred Parsons20-Apr-2010 20:34
Great Ali look forward to seeing more. Would love to see a shot with all white lights so as to see what it really looks like ;-)
H2M20-Apr-2010 19:41
Stunning! V
Santi Bravo Figueras20-Apr-2010 19:25
Splendid capture.
Marwan Habib20-Apr-2010 19:13
That's a surprising mineral formation. Very nice!
Kinga Chwalkowska Zadlak20-Apr-2010 18:44
Blandine Mangin20-Apr-2010 18:15
superb ! v
slhoornstra20-Apr-2010 18:00
What a fascinating place. V
Margot W20-Apr-2010 17:27
A spectacular sight. The colors enhance this phenomenon.
Jeroen Bosman20-Apr-2010 17:25
What a spectacle. Thanks for the geological info! v.
Gérard Koehl20-Apr-2010 17:20
Wow... c'est magnifique. V
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