Phantom Spring Cave HDR image during a late afternoon sun.
Once a thriving home for multiple generations of family, the hand pump now sets quite and dry.
The scene of a fairy tale, this lonely wild horse warms in the morning sun.
Overtaken by thickets and cactus, this old rock home sets abandoned for decades.
Signs of a more prosperous time, this abandoned building is slowly rusting away into the desert sands.
An wooden shanty sets abandoned along a desert road.
The moon sets in the western sky as I paint Phantom Spring's entrance with light.
Extreme drought drys up even the most hardy trees.
180 degree panoramic view from about Phantom Spring Cave.
Texas south western desert's expanse stretches for miles around the springs entrance.
Phantom Spring Cave glows golden yellow as the first light of the morning sun crests the horizon and illuminates its rock face.
Dr. Thomas Iliffe
I capture the greens of a tall cactus as the early morning moon sets in the western sky.
Little white desert church along side the road.
Sunsets behind the little white church
Fourteen months with zero precipitation and it snows, (MUD), rains, (MUD) snows, (MUD) ice, (MUD) the first 24 hours on our arrival.
The first dive expedition with my new shiny dive trailer.
Panoramic of desert looking to the southeast of Phantom Cave.
Explorer Andrew Pitkin prepares for a push dive beyond the end of the know cave limits.
Walter Pickel and Andrew Pitkin use the cave radio locator to pinpoint the actual location of the cave passage.
Lonely cactus on a rock cliff
Clouds roll over the desert
Del Rio spring
Phantom Springs last room before the pit