15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Inside the Devil's IceBox

This is at the entrance to the 'Devil's Icebox', located within the Rock Bridge Memorial State Park in Columbia, MO. It is called the 'Devil's Icebox' because it stays cool even in hot Missouri summers at a consistent 56 degrees. It is home to bats and insects, including the pink planarian, a flatworm, that is only found in the cave and no where else in the world.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: Columbia, Missouri, United States of America
Camera: Nexus 6P