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Have you heard of Harq Hamiem? These photos prove just what a gem this spot is
What a stunner!

Jillian Mallia

Holy smokes, now that’s a beauty! Local photographer Francesca Caruana, known as Ceska Photography, together with the help of Steven Mallia snapped some stunning shots of Harq Hamiem Cave. Steven came up with the idea to use different forms of lighting, and boy was it a brill one!

The beautiful cave is situated on the northside of St George’s Bay in St Julian’s. According to MaltaDives.com, it is “the only known fully submerged terrestrial cavern in the Maltese islands.”

“The cave has two chambers on different levels, with an interconnecting narrow corridor leading from the upper chamber to a fully submerged lower chamber.”

"In Malta there are a lot of places which a lot of people don’t know about,” Ceska tells us. “I like to explore especially nature and go to places that not a lot of people go to. Malta has a lot of gems and a lot of them are being ruined unfortunately, or not taken care of.”

“Ever since it became popular recently due to the ITS project, we were intrigued by the size of the cave and what people said about it so we had to have a look at it ourselves,” she says.

“We tried to capture the best photos to date. We wish we could do another shoot differently however it is very difficult in that environment to carry equipment a long way, and shooting with limited battery flood lighting is a difficult task while getting wet too!”

What a stunner!

7th March 2021


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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