Calcified-Petrified Cave Cricket | Caving | Photography in Complete Darkness 2

I photographed this Calcified-Petrified cave cricket in Blue Spring Cave, Tennessee’s longest cave and the 9th longest cave in the United States. This encased cricket is about 3 to 4 inches long and laying on the cave floor, frozen in time.  To this day, it is one of the most unique subjects I have ever photographed. How long does it take to turn to rock?

I used a tripod with a 100mm macro lens and two hand-held flashes to light the cricket.

 I want to thank Lonnie Carr very much for the opportunities of many trips to photograph this awesome cave.

Blue Spring Cave is a mapped 36.42 miles.

Thank you for time & interest in my work and please visit the website www.naturewurks.com for additional images.

As always all your comments are welcomed and very much appreciated!

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