To quote Henry David Thoreau: “The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.” And as you marvel at the fruits of their labor throughout Lehman Caves, it’s easy to forget about those workers. But venture below the surface of the hot desert and you are immediately embraced by cool air. Meander through a landscape wilder than your imagination and you are soon lost in time. Then look closely and tread carefully as you follow torch light, for walls glisten, ceilings drip, smooth rock gets slippery and water gathers in small pools of magical reflections.
Great Basin National Park, Nevada USA
Shot handheld, no flash using: Canon 5D Mark II & Canon EF16-35 f/2.8L II USM lens
Focal length 16mm, ISO 2000, 1/8 sec at f/4.5