Located in the heart of Virginia and at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Northern Shenandoah Valley is home to the Skyline Caverns in Virginia.
As one of the most fascinating underground caves that I’ve been fortunate enough to visit, even after my many road trips across the USA, I was extremely stoked to get the chance to put my photography skills to practice in such a unique place.
As one of the closest natural wonders to the nation’s capital (Washington D.C.), the Skyline Caverns is a comfortable 54 degrees year-round and is a great place to visit no matter what time of year it is or what kind of weather is occurring.
For instance, in the middle of January, while snow still kept the grass hidden deep from sight, I headed underground with a group of fellow travelers passing through with a personal tour guide to get a better look of the world right beneath our feet.
Skyline Caverns Virginia
Needles to say, I was utterly impressed with the many different formations you can discover while caving, even as compared to my experience going underground at the Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave in Nepal. Between stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, and even crystals, this was certainly one adventure to be remembered. But without further hesitation, look through today’s photo essay of the earthy color tones, mineral formations, small bodies of water & even a unique (and rare) family of Anthodites!
Skyline Caverns Cave Photos
Have you ever been to the Skyline Caverns in Virginia or in an underground cave before?
Wow, amazing pictures. I really liked the 4th one from the top. So cool. Will have to add this to our list of caves that we want to see. Thanks for the awesome pictures and info.
Anytime Samantha, Virginia Skyline is totally worth a visit if you’re in the area. 🙂
As a geology graduate, this gets my nerd senses tingling!
Haha I’m glad I could help Sara!
Wow – very cool! I love all of the different formations and they are all lit in very interesting ways. I’d love to go here someday!
It’s a pretty sweet spot; I’ve always had a big fascination with caving especially in places like this. Major props to a friend of mine who told me about the place and used to go there as a child. If you get the chance, you must check it out!
That’s Awesome!! So beautiful! It’s amazing how this type of structure forms.