Below is the entrance to the cave:
On this particular trip when I stopped to zoom in and film the cave entrance I notice "eye shine" around the entrance to the cave. It was early morning and the sun was rising behind me shinning on the hill side where the cave is located. I kept zooming in and out and noticed that what ever was making the eye shine was blinking and moving slightly.
|Still capture of the eye shine with filters applied in the inserts
I spend several minutes zooming in and out of the area watching the subject come to the edge of the cave entrance, look out, then step back into the darkness. I decided to move to my left a few feet to see if I could get a better angle. When I zoomed in to the area after moving below is what I captured.
When I moved the subject had come out into the light in order to see me down on the trail. In the below photograph I point out the eye shine back in the shadow then the subject once I move.
|Eye shine on the right/visible "face" on the left after I moved
The "Eye" Detail:
I still check this cave each time I go into this particular area but since the June 2010 experience I have not been able to catch anything watching me or the trail.
|A look at the cave from the trail.