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There is nothing quite as mysterious and exotic as caverns. Just visit a couple and you can see why the Maya people of Central America regarded them as one of the most spiritual places known. I am lucky enough to live within easy reach of some of the most famous and expansive caves around - Carlsbad Caverns National Park. The geologic formation of these Caverns began 250 million years ago with the creation of a 400 mile long reef in an inland sea that covered this region. Few people know that through the Chihuahuan Desert and Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico and west Texas there are more than 300 known caves beneath the surface including the newly famous Lechuguilla Cave.

Carlsbad Caverns is a great place for the camera to capture amazing details that normal sight digresses. There are no colored lights in Carlsbad Caverns, but the camera is much more sensitive to different types of light bulbs that are used to illuminate. because of this, subtle colors are exposed.

This image is especially beautiful - lending to the fortunate presence of water pools. At times, these pools are not filled or fill in other areas of the cave.

750 feet below

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

New Mexico USA

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