Big Laurel Falls

I shot this photograph of Big Laurel Falls using my zoom lens from the other side of a large cave. Located in the Virgin Falls State Park, near Sparta, Tennessee, the waterfall stands 40-feet tall. You can enjoy fine prints and more when you visit any of the following galleries:

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27 responses to “Big Laurel Falls”

  1. Glorious!! Oh, Phil, it’s incredible. The rocks! In the foreground there’s a rock that looks like it has groves in it. Like a fossil? Wow. The waterfall seems so gentle, a hint of the power behind it. Truly amazing image! 👏👏👏👏👏

    1. Thank you, my dear friend Robin! Funny you should ask about that rock which looks like a fossil. While making my way over and around these quite slippery rocks, seeking to avoid injury from falling (it happens), I only observed that rock once at home, while examining the photographs on my computer. In retrospect, I think so. Have a great day! 🤗🌹

      1. Please keep being careful! 😳 Thank you for letting me know about that rock. It’s intriguing! 🤗👏

        1. Thank you dear Robin, I will. 🤗 Yes, it must have been a fossil of some sort. Here’s a fossil from another hike that was easier to spot…

          1. So cool! Thank you for the link, Phil! Fossils have always fascinated me! 🥰👋

            1. Cool breeze, dear Robin! Also, I believe I’ve discerned that the (original ref.) rock with grooves may not be a fossil, after all. I’ve observed other similar markings on rocks below different waterfalls. I think these grooves represent the progress of water over millennia working its way through to erode the rocks. With each instance of increased destabilization of any given rock-slab, additional water works into the process, adding grooves. Well, that’s my take anyway.

  2. 👌👌👌📷🌎

  3. Awesome shot Phil. 📸 This reminds me of a scene from the movie “The Lost City.” Spectacular my friend! Have an adventurous and amazing day! 🌞🌺🤩💖😘🎆🥰

    1. Thank you, dear Kym ~ much appreciated! Wishing you the same my friend! 🥰🌺🌞

      1. I receive that Phil. As always thank you my dear Master Photographer! 🥰🥂🤩✨😘📸🤗

        1. Back atcha, Kym! 🥂xo🤗😘xo✨

  4. Looks like strands of silver. Gorgeous!

    1. I’m glad you like it and I appreciate your visit, my friend. I did explore the open cave behind the waterfall, into which the water drains (and then, underground), pleased that the floor didn’t cave-in! 😆 Best wishes Dancing with Dragonflies in Oregon, lovely poetess Michele. 🌸✍🏼💃🏻

      1. Thank you! haha Good thing the cave didn’t cave! 😅

        1. Most welcome! Indeed, as subterranean spaces tend to drive me a little batty! 🦇🤪

  5. Mooie opname van deze waterval! De voorkant is ook mooi gedetailleerd weer gegeven!
    Dank je voor die andere foto deze is ook zo mooi! Ik kan daar echt van genieten!
    TY 📧and photo! I’ll answer you tomorrow evening! Have a great evening, dear Phil! 👌🌹😘

    1. I am happy that you like it, my friend! Je bent een lieverd en ik waardeer je 📧-wensen altijd! Dankjewel, lieve Inge, en ik wens je een fijn weekend! ❤️

    1. Thank you, dear Hannah 🙂 I’m glad you like it, and wish you a great weekend!

  6. Amazing photography Phil! This is on another level! 😍

    1. So sweet of you to say, my dear friend Tiffany ~ I’m glad you like it, and wish you a wonderful week ahead! 😎

  7. Wonderful place with very nice waterfall….. Your photos are special!!!

    1. You are a dear and I appreciate your kind words, my friend ~ thank you, Balle 🤗🌹

      1. It’s a pleasure!!!

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