Beautiful, disorienting image of the Fantastic Pit

Beautiful, disorienting image of the Fantastic Pit

It took me a second to orient myself to what was going on in this photo by National Geographic photographer Michael Nichols.

ELLISON'S CAVE, GEORGIA PHOTOGRAPH BY MICHAEL NICHOLS
ELLISON’S CAVE, GEORGIA
PHOTOGRAPH BY MICHAEL NICHOLS

The image captures five cave explorers repelling into Fantastic Pit in Georgia’s Ellison’s Cave, a 586 feet (179 meter) descent. The Fantastic Pit is the deepest known cave pit in the continental United States.

Source: Cave Exploration Pictures, Cave Photos, Gallery, Wallpaper –- National Geographic

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