The most iconic and most famous part of Lechuguilla is called The Chandelier Ballroom. It is an area of the cave that contains the largest and most beautiful cluster of gypsum chandeliers underground in the world. These deliacte formations are extremely fragile and they grow from the ceiling downwards. There is another area of Lechuguilla cave called The Chandelier Graveyard, where the gypsum chandelier formations have all fallen from the ceiling and are now on the floor on the rocks.
This picture is the rarest of them all. Nobody in the world has ever had the opportunity to photograph this set of gypsum chandeliers. Huge thanks to Hazel for asking permission for me to go off the pathway to photograph them. Pictured here, Gina Moseley carefully walks in amoungst a group of gypsum chandeliers never photographed before.