Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Natural Wonder Photo: Diamond Cascade at Shenandoah Caverns

Shenandoah Caverns Photo By Aquariann

I remember being fascinated by the formations when my parents took me to Luray Caverns as a child. When Ogre and I decided to explore the Shenandoah Valley as our spring vacation, I knew I wanted to revisit the limestone caves as an adult. A Buy One, Get One Deal on Groupon made it easy to choose Shenandoah Caverns from all the intriguing underground options in Virginia.

The hour tour took us a mile through seventeen spectacular "rooms" of connecting chambers. If you follow me on social media, you may have already seen my photo of their famous "Breakfast Bacon" formations. Or our selfie at Grotto of the Gods. But you know I love sparkles, so of course I had to blog about the Diamond Cascade. Come closer.

Diamond Cascade Photo By Aquariann

And closer! The glittering minerals really do resemble a frozen waterfall.

Diamond Cascade Sparkle Photo By Aquariann

My favorite place was the "Rainbow Lake," but it was too stunning for my camera to even comprehend. Not that any of my captures do the caverns justice - you really need to be there, 220 feet below the rolling fields and grazing cows, to experience how astounding Earth is, inside and out.


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23 comments :

  1. If you ever get a chance come to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. If you don't know about it Google it. It's fascinating! Teresa from NanaHood

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  2. Awesome captures interesting too :-)

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  3. Looks absolutely awesome... Amazing shots, thanks so much for sharing. :)

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  4. I love cave exploring. Last year we went to a few of them. I had the boys wear their headlamps. It was so fun!

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  5. Cool photos.

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  6. Stunning!
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  7. woooow..it's an amazing sight indeed

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  8. Stunning! I would love to see this in person one day.

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  9. Such a fascinating world we live in! Thanks for sharing these.

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  10. It's amazing what mother nature can produce on her own!

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  11. Wow, great photos! Thank you for sharing and providing this awesome linkup! : )

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  12. Wow, these are great pictures, looks so interesting in here :)

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  13. Wow, so interesting Kristin! I want to see Diamond Cascade in person!

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  14. Oh wow! Beautiful!!
    I went there several times as a child, too. It would be fun to go back. someday...

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  15. Really cool cavern shoots! This would be really neat to see, if I weren't so claustrophobic. :D

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