When I first arrived at this scene I saw a pile of boulders blocking a lot of the creek, and a pretty cascade adjacent to the boulders. The boulders were stacked in such a way that a ground level opening looked similar to a cave entrance. Looking past the entrance and the following dark area I could see a little more more white water in the background. After I photographed the cascade I decided to satisfy my curiosity by walking back towards the white water. Soon I was delighted to see both the waterfall on the right side of this photo and the pool in the middle of the photo come into view for the first time. As an added bonus the waterfall on the left turned out to be taller than I had imagined (off the frame of this photo). Best of all, this entire underworld scene was beautifully illuminated by natural light streaming through gaps in the boulder pile above me.
Many thanks goes to Christopher Morris for giving me the location of this "possible" waterfall which he identified with his LIDAR analysis. I can't hardly wait to get back here for more photographs after a heavy rainfall! This is part of Lower Rock Creek Cascade in Laurel County, Kentucky.
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