Canyons + Rock Formations
As it makes its way south and west toward the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River flows around the distinctive Horseshoe Bend near Page, Arizona. A short hike from the trailhead brings you to the edge of the canyon and a striking view of Horseshoe Bend and the Colorado River 1,000 feet below. This very poplar area has been photographed countless times, typically with a wide angle view showing the full width of the bend in the river. For a more unique perspective I chose a different viewpoint which captures both the bend in the river and the dramatic cliff jutting over the water.
Clouds Part Over the Canyon
Driving through Grand Canyon National Park on a November afternoon I encountered an unexpected storm that dropped heavy rain, hail, and at the higher elevations, snow. Not having a lot of time in the park that day I was worried that the weather would prevent me from getting any shots. I was able to wait out the storm for a bit and during a brief clearing capture the Grand Canyon and surrounding storm clouds illuminated in the late afternoon light.