Cave Photography at the Skyline Caverns in Virginia
Located in the heart of Virginia and at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Northern Shenandoah Valley is home of the Skyline Caverns.
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 nations 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.
Needles to say, I was utterly impressed of 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 todays photo essay of the earthy color tones, mineral formations, small bodies of water & even a unique (and rare) family of Anthodites!
Caving photography at it’s best…underground.
Have you ever been to the Skyline Caverns or an underground cave before?