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Reflecting pool – Lehman Caves by Owed to Nature

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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

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During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • Poete100
    Poete100over 2 years ago

    WOW THis is amazing…great capture my friend!

  • Thank you Lorraine. Really mind-blowing sights in this cave. I could have stayed there all day… but then, how would I know when the day was over since it’s always dark? ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • john forrant
    john forrantover 2 years ago

    This is cool. like the reflections. I almost see a fish skeleton….do you?

  • Oh yeah, I see it too! Just mind-blogging all the different things you’ll see when you let your imagination run wild in this underground wonderland. Thank you John!

    – Owed to Nature

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 2 years ago

    excellent work!

  • Thanks Vadim! Great place to practice handheld shots as they don’t allow tripods or flash here. But lots of inspiration for perfecting one’s technique… ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 2 years ago

    a very nice shot!

  • So many Thanks and tons of appreciation for this feature Manon! :-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you so much for the honor and your feature Pops! …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • LarryB007
    LarryB007over 2 years ago

    Great job hand held, congratulations on your feature!

  • Thank you very much Larry! I was saddened they didn’t allow tripods in the cave but luckily with the spellbinding, breathtaking view made holding my breath and standing still almost second nature. ;-) …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréover 2 years ago

  • Thank you Peter! …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

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