|The original cleft, at Daranlas|
|The cleft, with the tiny patch of S, pennata arrowed. It looks wide |
enough to walk into, but I could only just get my head in there.
I attempted some photos, but with little success and as the light was fading by then and I wanted to get down off there before dark, I had to leave it at that.
This afternoon, I returned to the site and after fruitlessly trying to photograph it again, by pushing my camera inside the cleft and firing the shutter remotely, I looked around for a more accessible colony and found it in an even narrower (50mm) cleft, but closer to the entrance, so I was able to get this shot.
|It really is a startlingly beautiful sight, when on shining a torch|
into a dark cleft in the rock, part of it lights up, luminous golden