Echo Hall - Camps Gulf Cave

This is the largest known room inside Camps Gulf cave. I imagine that it ranks amongst the top 3 cave chambers in the United States as far as it's huge size is concerned. If anybody knows that to be incorrect, please speak up and leave a comment. My wife Janice is the caver/model in this scene. The room was illuminated by fellow cave photographer Willie Hunt's xenon strobes. Here is a link to a photo of the light source:


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  • david498 7y


    I pick this photograph to be on the cover of National Geographic
    National Geographic: Are You Good Enough?
  • DianeRocks Thanks a Million and a half views :-) PRO 7y

    I pick this photograph to be on the cover of National Geographic
    National Geographic: Are You Good Enough?

  • Tim Curtis PRO 7y


    The exposure was 1 second but most of it was in the dark since we used xenon strobes with a very short flash duration. I shot open bulb in fact while firing two cameras. I opened the shutter on both cameras, called out "fire" on the radio and then closed both shutters, all within that second. In my photo description, I included a link to an image of the light source used in this photo. Actually, we used two of the strobes shown in that photo. This is not a composite image.
  • NeilsPhotography PRO 7y

    Thanks for that insight of how to shoot inside caves Tim!
    I suppose that was the easy bit after lugging all that equipment all that way and keeping it all dry.
    Well done!
  • Szilágyi Palkó Pál 7y

    unfortunately to far from my place...I think it's a great sensation, feeling to visit this hall...great job Tim!
  • GEO M I PRO 7y

    amazing place - cool photo!
  • Szilágyi Palkó Pál 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called BarlangÁszok / Cavers, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Jim Fox 6y

    This is one of my all time favorite cave pics........ever!
  • Paul Mor 6y

    *** Beautiful shot !!! ***

    Complimenti da:/Congratulations by:

    La bellezza delle pietre /The beauty of the stones
    post 1, comment 3
    Per favore aggiungi questa bella foto al gruppo e lascia 3 commenti/Please post this beautiful image to the group and comment on 3
  • Alexis Lienhart 6y

  • ShiverShutter 6y

    15 years ago I went caving in Tenn, The cave I had been in had several very large chambers, and some halls definitely worthy of note (in my mind). I think it is located just south of Fall Creek Falls. It is a very muddy cave with some rather deep sink holes in the back. You can talk to my friend about it, his flikr name is jdj150.
  • soo2959 6y

    Nice shot!!!
    I would like to pick it up this for my blog.
    Would you please allow me?
  • Tim Curtis PRO 6y

    Sure, blog away...
  • Julian Schüngel PRO 5y

    She's soo small - that's so huuuuge ! Impressive place !
    Seen in your Camps Gulf Cave set. ( ?² )
  • Barry Stewart PRO 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called "Underground Photography" and I would be honored to have your photo in our group:
  • zavatone 4y

    " it's maximum size."

    It's = it is, you know. Might want to fix that.
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  • John Agnew 3y

    awesome shot
  • Caver82 2y

    When last caving Camps Gulf Cave, it was said to hold the 3rd, 4th, and 5th largest known rooms in North America. The 1st largest being the Big Room in Carlsbad Caverns, and the 2nd largest being the Rumble Room in Rumbling Falls Cave, located near Camps Gulf.
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