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Saturday, July 24, 2010

A New Discovery - Craters Of The Moon National Monument

I was recently working with the National Park Service to photograph and film a recently discovered cave in Craters of the Moon National Monument. This volcanic landscape is littered with caves and lava tubes. Most of these have been known about for decades, and most had been mapped in the 1950's.

When a new cave was recently found by a researcher tracking rattle snakes, it was a little bit of a surprise.

The cave is too cold for bats to live in, but they love to visit it just after night fall. I set up the high-speed camera to record what species were actively using the cave...

high-speed camera set-up
high-speed camera set-up ready for action

Pond Cave
bats flying out of cave

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Portland, Oregon, United States
Husband, Father, Student Of Natural History, Photographer