Zion Canyon National Park

by Larry Nelson September. 23, 2012 2034 views

We arrived at Zion National Park from Mt. Carmel, traversing a series of “switch-backs” and a mile-long tunnel to get to the incredible 3,000 foot high walls of the canyon!

“Checkerboard Mesa.”

Big horn sheep we saw on the roar into Zion.

The Virgin River runs through the Zion Canyon.

This waterfall to the lower Emerald Pool flows stronger in the Spring than later in the year.

A grazing mule deer.

Virgin River flowing along the road.

Towering cliffs above the Virgin River.

Part of the path to the Emerald Pool.

Vertical reflection.

Horizontal reflection.

A small waterfall.

Returning from a horse ride tour of Zion near the Zion Lodge.

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William Mclaughlin 7 years, 6 months ago

Very interesting series...think I agree with you about mid-day lighting in the canyons...everything is well lit in your images...later in the day we were dealing with canyons that were very bright on one side and very dark on the other.
Particularly like your river shots...cascading water, etc.

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Jarvo J 8 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful place; beautiful photography.

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G B 8 years, 1 month ago

wow,wow! for me, 3 and 10 are super awesome!

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Felecia Eby 8 years, 1 month ago

Smashing shots Larry! I can't possibly pick all my favorites! The colors are stunning and I love those big horn sheep!

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Marsha 8 years, 1 month ago

I just can't believe all of the breath-taking and amazing scenes you and Brenda are taking in....and shooting. How can you stand it? Got to be a little overwhelming. Just a WOW post, Larry....incredible!!!

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Gillian Parsons 8 years, 1 month ago

Love those water shots what a superb time you are having......

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Davorka ČEoviä‡ 8 years, 1 month ago

Truly excellent photographed,love your work! I especially like the contrast in these images!

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Jacki 8 years, 1 month ago

You guys are really getting around! Another beautiful place! The last shot reminded me of taking the mules to the bottom of the Grand Canyon ... ever done it? It's like another world down there! I'm terribly envious of the sheep sighting! I've only ever seen them once (while on a golf course in Palm Springs of all places) ... I watched for days for them on this last trip across country.

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Tom Thompson 8 years, 1 month ago

Ww awesome captures love the animal captures

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