Descending | Photograph by David Morring (@kayakdaddy1)
“Dropping a pit is often one’s first introduction into vertical caving. We rigged our ropes to rappel into Stephens Gap, a 143-foot pit in Jackson County, Alabama. Around 10AM the sunlight cascaded through the entrance and illuminated the pedestal above,” writes #YourShotPhotographer David Morring. “Sharon Clayton clipped into the rope and descended into the shaft of light like a divine messenger from heaven. It was truly an other-worldly moment.” This photo was published in our “Rites of Passage” story, guest-edited by Jenn Poggi. To participate in our open assignments, go to the link in our profile (www.natgeoyourshot.com).
“Beautiful image, David. Capturing the scene vertically really reinforces what you write about this type of caving. And, of course, that light!!” — Jenn Poggi (@jennpoggi), Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (@rit.photo)