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. 0agneta0 Avatar

    Really beautiful!!!

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you πŸ‘

  2. Robin King Avatar

    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! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    1. Phil Avatar

      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! πŸ€—πŸŒΉ

      1. Robin King Avatar

        Please keep being careful! 😳 Thank you for letting me know about that rock. It’s intriguing! πŸ€—πŸ‘

        1. Phil Avatar

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

          1. Robin King Avatar

            So cool! Thank you for the link, Phil! Fossils have always fascinated me! πŸ₯°πŸ‘‹

            1. Phil Avatar

              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.

  3. mic Avatar

    πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ“·πŸŒŽ

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks Mic πŸ‘

  4. Kym Gordon Moore Avatar

    Awesome shot Phil. πŸ“Έ This reminds me of a scene from the movie “The Lost City.” Spectacular my friend! Have an adventurous and amazing day! πŸŒžπŸŒΊπŸ€©πŸ’–πŸ˜˜πŸŽ†πŸ₯°

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you, dear Kym ~ much appreciated! Wishing you the same my friend! πŸ₯°πŸŒΊπŸŒž

      1. Kym Gordon Moore Avatar

        I receive that Phil. As always thank you my dear Master Photographer! πŸ₯°πŸ₯‚πŸ€©βœ¨πŸ˜˜πŸ“ΈπŸ€—

        1. Phil Avatar

          Back atcha, Kym! πŸ₯‚xoπŸ€—πŸ˜˜xo✨

  5. Michele Lee Avatar

    Looks like strands of silver. Gorgeous!

    1. Phil Avatar

      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! πŸ˜† Best wishes Dancing with Dragonflies in Oregon, lovely poetess Michele. πŸŒΈβœπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸ»

      1. Michele Lee Avatar

        Thank you! haha Good thing the cave didn’t cave! πŸ˜…

        1. Phil Avatar

          Most welcome! Indeed, as subterranean spaces tend to drive me a little batty! πŸ¦‡πŸ€ͺ

  6. Inge David Avatar

    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 πŸ“§and photo! I’ll answer you tomorrow evening! Have a great evening, dear Phil! πŸ‘ŒπŸŒΉπŸ˜˜

    1. Phil Avatar

      I am happy that you like it, my friend! Je bent een lieverd en ik waardeer je πŸ“§-wensen altijd! Dankjewel, lieve Inge, en ik wens je een fijn weekend! ❀️

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you, dear Hannah πŸ™‚ I’m glad you like it, and wish you a great weekend!

  7. tiffanyarpdaleo Avatar

    Amazing photography Phil! This is on another level! 😍

    1. Phil Avatar

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

  8. Balle Avatar

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

    1. Phil Avatar

      You are a dear and I appreciate your kind words, my friend ~ thank you, Balle πŸ€—πŸŒΉ

      1. Balle Avatar

        It’s a pleasure!!!

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