I always liked this photo I took quite a few years ago and have scanned from a photographic slide. It shows Jim "Crash" Kennedy rappelling down the 200-foot entrance drop in Cueva Infierno on the Camotera Plateau just outside of the little town of Laguna de Sanchez, Mexico. It was a pretty pit and has a large colony of rare nectar bats in it which we were there to study. And no, he didn't drop something, that is his pack tethered on a rope just below him. Having a heavy pack full of scientific equipment on your back can throw you off balance on rappel so having it on a short leash below you is much easier.
5/31/2018 07:55:13 am
It took a lot of time to acknowledge where he is on this photo. I thought it was a little cave with him staying in the shadow or something. When I understood where he are the photos was more astonished then I ever could imagine. By size it’s remind me Lovecraft’s R’lyeh. Hope I will visit it someday. Cueva Infierno – of course, not the R’lyeh.
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Keith Christenson - Wildlife Biologist