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an expedition team standing by a subterranean lake in southern Guizhou Province in China
July 15, 2014

A Phantom Lake

Members of a British-led expedition pause at a subterranean lake on the way to Titan Chamber in southern Guizhou Province, where it rains more than 50 inches a year. The lake appears and disappears as the rains come and go.

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Photograph by Carsten Peter, National Geographic

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