Gypsum Oulopholite "Flower"

Cumberland Caverns, McMinville, TN

Fujichrome Velvia 50, OM-2S, 50mm macro lens, 1/60 second at f/16, T32 electronic flash, handheld.

"This fabulous 'Crystal Palace' display of gypsum flowers is one of but thousands in this part of the cave.  Eventually, these oulopholites will break under their own weight and fall to the cave floor."