GRAND CANYON GRANDEUR!
April 20, 2010 by
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We arrived at the Grand Canyon before noon, but it was such an overcast day, we couldn't catch the bright colors that the sun would have given us. However…it is more than magnificent! A lifetime of canyon photography could never capture it's glory! This is my humble attempt!
The enormity of the Grand Canyon srtikes you the moment you step to the canyon wall! Not surprising that it is one of the “Seven
Wonders of the Natural World”!
Some of the many incredible rock formations across the canyon, which is 12 miles wind and one mile deep!
I was terrified every time Larry walked over to the rim of the canyon because it was about 3000 feet straight down - and NO guard rails!
I just happened to turn around and catch this California condor in flight right over my head! Their wing span is about 5-6 feet!
Later, I saw another one floating over the canyon, but this one was a long way from me!
I liked this dead tree in the foreground, while the Colorado River looks like a small stream at the bottom of the canyon. A small trail makes it's way down to the river's edge.
The small white line is actually the hiking path down Bright Angel Trail, which is over 12 miles down and back to the top and usually requires two days to make the round trip.