The Jeita Grotto is a beautiful limestone cave system in Lebanon. Located 20 km away from the capital Beirut, it spans 9km across the Nahr-al-Kalb Valley and is one of the longest caves in the Middle East.
The awe-inspiring site has rarely been photographed, because cameras are prohibited to protect the grotto’s hanging crystals, which could be damaged by frequent flashes of light.
However, in December 2013, Dutch athlete Duncan Zuur had a rare and unique opportunity: that of being able to practice wakeboarding on the green-emerald waters of Jeita.
The result is a stunning video that brings to life the grotto’s truly spectacular environment. The video was filmed by the athlete’s sponsor, Red Bull, who worked closely with Jeita Grotto’s site curators, using special lightning techniques and production equipment to protect the grotto’s natural composition.
You can visit Jeita Grotto between February and December by joining walking tours or row-boat cruises.
Source: BBC Travel