Derrick Cave skylights

Derrick Cave is a 1200' long lava tube in the Devils Garden Lava Field in the Oregon Outback.  Its age is roughly around 50,000 years old (?).  This was just inside from the main entrance where several skylights rise 30' above the sandy floors down below, emitting rays of light giving an ethereal effect.  Green bacteria can be seen growing alongside the cave walls.

Copyright: Pix
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9900x4950
Taken: 08/10/2011
Uploaded: 19/11/2011
Updated: 19/08/2013


  • bendtaxpayer over 1 year ago
    Awesome view, was there today
  • comments powered by Disqus

    Pt. 4923' - Four Craters Lava Field
    Pt. 4923' summit
    Fort Rock Cemetery
    Fort Rock west rim summit (annotated)
    Fort Rock west rim summit
    Fort Rock Homestead Village
    Crack in the Ground parking lot
    Crack in the Ground [2]
    Crack in the Ground [3]
    Crack in the Ground [1]
    Hole in the Ground west rim
    East Lake
    Willy Kaemena
    VCRR Open Viewing Car
    Roger Berry
    Delhi Spice Market
    Roger Berry
    Buddha Statue in the Hussain sagar lake
    Andrea Biffi
    vintage carriages in Beauvais Museum court
    Roger Berry
    Amber Fort Elephants
    Reflection of Pulau Babi
    Michael Pop
    Famous beer-pub "Carul cu Bere" (Beer Carriage)
    Ruediger Kottmann
    Rape field
    Where is My Vote?
    Roger Berry
    Mehrangarh Fort, Overview of Jodhpur
    Roger Berry
    Hira Minar, Elephant Tower, Fatehpur Sikri
    Roger Berry
    Salim Chisti Tomb, Marble Entrance Hall
    More About USA

    The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.