And here, as the dawn breaks, appears the newest Misc Avatar Contest: "Holes In The Ground." Inspired by the recent meteorite impact in Russia ("In Russia, meteorites come to you!"), we will celebrate punctures in the epidermis of our Earth. The orifice of your choice can be of any variety: A cavern, a canyon, a wishing well or a gopher hole. It can be natural or man-made, big or small, beautiful or terrifying, shallow or deep (so to speak). Go to it, you avatar-makers, you.
(A word of caution: Any contestants who don't know their ass from a hole in the ground, please double check before posting!
To get us started off, a picture I myself took with my very own uncle's camera back in 1993: