Recently my wife and I visited Penn's Cave near Centre Hall Pennsylvania.
Penn's Cave bills itself as America's only all water cavern.
In The Cave With Dave
Our tour guide Dave referred to our tour as in the cave with Dave. I must say he was quite knowledgeable and very entertaining.
I'm accustomed to spending a lot of time in boats but this was my first boat ride underground. The water flowing through this cavern is actually the spring that upon its exit forms the headwaters of Penn's Creek, a premier limestone trout fishery
The cavern contains beautiful Stalactites, Stalagmites and Columns
A pair of beautifully detailed columns appear to be supporting the cavern roof in this photograph
The 48 steps leading up from the cave seemed longer than they did on the way in
The one hour boat tour was certainly worth the $15.95 fee. More info on Penn's Cave can be found by clicking here.
Having never photographed in a cavern before I didn't know what to expect. I set the camera on ISO 1600 and shot handheld using image stabilization and available light. Sure a great number of the shots were throw-aways but enough of the images were keepers as to give me a good set of images from this down under experience.