Carlsbad Cavern's Big Room is big enough for 5 football fields (for comparison one field's length is 100 yards). And it is my favorite because you may explore on your own and as long as you like.
This view is a bit blurry, but I wanted to include humans for scale. Visitors must stay on the path within the steel railings. The Big Room's trail is a loop over a mile long, and the average time to walk it is one and a half hours. I took four hours and enjoyed every minute.
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PoorColdBoy (716) 2013-10-29 21:13
I like cavern pictures, and this is a good one, with impressive stalagtites, and some mighty 'mites. I've not been to Carlsbad Caverns, but this photo makes me want to go there.
I do have one thing to correct in the data supplied for the photo, though. You have it located in California, but it's really in New Mexico. There is a city named Carlsbad in California, a little north of San Diego, but the famous underground world is in southeastern New Mexico.
Congratulations on a fine photo.
ikeharel (43845) 2013-10-30 7:38
A gigantic big cave, with wide underground space, filled with stalactites, a superb work of water-drops. Good intention was to include the two persons, it gave a fine scale to the image.
Imaginary forest of limestone "trees". Beautiful shot, and never mind about sharpness - not always we can do the best in all conditions.
EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-10-30 7:44
You are right -- the figures give us some sense of scale. And I love that you took 4 hours! My wife and I are everyone's least favorite tourist companions, as (like you!) we will spend 4 hours on an hour-and-a-half excursion, EVERY time!
fabbs99 (10992) 2013-10-30 23:56
Fantastic and wonderful composition of the stalagmite caves.Great colors, good work, bravo!.Good sharpness and colors.Very well done .TFS.
delpeoples (48564) 2013-11-01 5:15
Gidday Cowboy Ray
(I just noticed your new intro pic, how adorable!)
Another fascinating cave shot. It's not quite the same quality as your previous ones, no doubt due to the fact you weren't allowed a tripod here. But the photo gives us a great sense of scale and context of these magnificent caves. Lovely textures and a good wide angle shot.
Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful Friday