Beyond the Dome Photos

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.

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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

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Bennett’s Favorites

Updated: 2019-03-13. These are a few of my favorite photographs that I’ve taken. Each photo includes a brief description of why I like it. Leave me a comment below if enjoy these photos!  

Just for Fun

Just for Fun

Here’s a collection of funny and quirky photos that I’ve taken over the years. Let me know if you enjoy them in the comments below.    

Helictites

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

Cave Critters

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

Texas Hospitality

Texas Hospitality

Updated: 2019-03-13. Welcome to Texas! Enjoy our prickly hospitality.

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Ascending Multi-System

Ascending Multi-System

Use the Ascending Multi-System to easily switch among all major ascending systems: Frog, Rope Walker, Mitchell, and Texas. Includes comparison charts, step-by-step building instructions, emergency repair, and printable field guide.

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Knots

Compilation of the most commonly used caving knots, including a printable workbook containing detailed tying instructions and photos.

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.