Adam Wilson's Cave map

Adam Wilson’s Cave Map

Download my award-winning map for Adam Wilson’s Cave (a.k.a. Bonnie Hills Cave)! Despite being my first ever cave map, I won Best of Show at the 2020 Texas Speleological Association Convention.

Beyond the Dome Presentation Video

Beyond the Dome Video

Lee White’s historic climb of Dome Pit accessed the first new passage in Natural Bridge Caverns in over 50 years. This video documents the history behind this expedition, photos and drone footage of Lee’s climb, in-cave interviews with the owners of Natural Bridge Caverns, and lots of great photos of the discoveries from the expeditions.

Beyond the Dome Photos

Beyond the Dome: photo documentary of the first new passage found in Natural Bridge Caverns in over 50 years! See the huge rooms, massive formations, and amazing colors that these expeditions discovered.

Hierarchy of Texas Caving Organizations

Texas Caving Organizations: The “T-Organizations”

Updated: 2018-11-02 The Texas caving community has a plethora of “T” acronyms, collectively known by many Texas cavers as the “T-Organizations” (TSA, TSS, TCMA, TSC, TCR). Each organization has a specific purpose and its own special niche. However, I know many people who have been caving for years but don’t know which T-Organization does what or even which T-Organizations they joined. To clear up the confusion, I have created this definitive guide. If you’re brand new, let me start by

Cave Video Goes Viral

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAY-t32vyds I made a video called “Tight Squeeze at Deep Cave” of cavers from the Greater Houston Grotto using the tiny side entrance to Deep Cave. The video has gone viral with currently just under 5 million views on YouTube and countless other views pirated by viral content sites. It all appears to have started when someone posted a short clip on imgur.com, then moved to the front page of Reddit and onward. Watch the video. Several people make it

Support Cave Photography

I am an avid caver, and as a photographer, my primary focus is cave photography. Caves are a unique environment that very few people get to experience. With my photos, I can share that experience with a broad audience, show them the beauty of the underground world, give them something tangible that they can see and understand, and educate them about cave conservation in the process. However, capturing these images requires a tremendous amount of work. My typical cave photography

Helictites

I am fascinated by helictites. These are formations that defy gravity and grow horizontally or even upward. The mechanics of how they form are still the subject of debate, but the current theories are: capillary forces, wind, piezoelectric forces, or bacteria. In my untrained opinion, all are viable explanations. I have taken photos of helictites that are clearly formed by capillary forces (Three Fingers Cave) and others that are clearly formed by wind (Logan’s Cave) or wind/water (O’Neal Waterfall Cave).

Cave Critters

Updated: 2019-03-13. A sampling of the cave critters that I’ve encountered over the decades.  

Photo Comparisons

In my quest for the perfect photo, I often take more than one photo of the same subject. Some of the photos are quite interesting in a side-by-side comparison. Here are a few of my favorites. Scorpion under Blacklight This is NOT a trick or Photoshop manipulation. This is what scorpions look like under blacklight. If you don’t know, scorpions glow under blacklights. Here’s a photo from Kickapoo Cavern where the Park Ranger had a blacklight specifically for that purpose.

Texas Cavers Calendar 2018

Texas Cavers Calendar

Every few years, Texas cave photographers put out a cave calendar. I was impressed with the photography and wanted to contribute my own calendar. I had a vision. I didn’t want a calendar of naked people who happened to be in a cave. I wanted the emphasis to be Texas caves which happened to have naked people in them.

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Cave Video Goes Viral

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAY-t32vyds I made a video called “Tight Squeeze at Deep Cave” of cavers from the Greater Houston Grotto using the tiny side entrance to Deep

Beyond the Dome Photos

Beyond the Dome: photo documentary of the first new passage found in Natural Bridge Caverns in over 50 years! See the huge rooms, massive formations, and amazing colors that these expeditions discovered.

Alpine Butterfly

Knots

Updated: 2018-07-08 Over the years, I have taught countless cavers, climbers, Boy Scouts, and others how to properly identify and tie knots. This is a