PHOTOS: Four New Natural Landmarks Named

PHOTOS: Four New Natural Landmarks Named
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The "Cave Without a Name" in Kendall County, Texas, is the state's sixth longest cave and one of four sites added in 2009 to the U.S. National Park Service's list of National Natural Landmarks.

The cave was recommended because of its rich array of speleothems--formations such as stalactites, soda straws, and flowstone created over thousands of years as mineral-rich water drips and flows, leaving behind deposits.

The 14,211-foot-long (4,332-meter-long) cave is also home to diverse wildlife, including spiders, bats, frogs, and a rare species of salamander.

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—Photograph courtesy Cave Without A Name via National Park Service
 
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