2008

SE6785 : Kirkdale cave

taken 16 years ago, near to Wombleton, North Yorkshire, England

Kirkdale cave
Kirkdale cave
This small opening leads to an extensive cave system formed by underground streams thousands of years ago.
In the 19th Century an exploration of the cave found surprising evidence of animal remains such as zebra, antelopes and other typically African species - indicating a time when conditions were very different than today.
It's thought the bones were taken inside by predators using it as a den.
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Photographer
Colin Grice   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 14 May, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 14 May, 2008
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 679 856 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:15.7102N 0:57.5278W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 678 856
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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