Earth's grandest temples were not built by man, but by Nature.
Millions of years ago warm shallow seas, or swamps, or sand dunes resided in varying places where today exists the Grand Canyon. Before that there is even ancient lava at the lowest level, 2 billion year old Vishnu Schist. About 65 million years ago the Earth's continental drift and colliding plates caused uplift which increased the stream gradient of the major river - the Colorado and its tributaries, which in turn increased the erosion speed and capabilities to cut through rock. Later the Ice Ages increased the amount of water in the Colorado River drainage system, which increased the cutting and deepness of the evolving canyon. The terraced walls and varying rock formations were created by 'differential erosion'.
This view is from near "Desert View" at the Grand Canyon's South Rim not far and east of the Visitor Center.
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halikarnas (6804) 2014-04-04 8:15
1994 de Arizona'ya gelmiştim.Tabiat bozulmamış,dünya nasıl yaratıldı ise aynen kalmış.Çevre'ye saygı çok fazla.
başarılı bu fotoğrafında ışık ve gölge sanki saklambaç oynuyor.
Kapodokya fotoğrafımı seçmen şimdi anlaşıldı böyle yerleri seviyorsun demek.
Sana Bodrum'dan selamlar yolluyorum.
williewhistler (14755) 2014-04-04 12:01
you have taken this fine shot at just the right time of day,the golden light helps to accentuate the spectacular shapes and colours,it`s a lovely shot with a very informative note.
All the best Les.
cargus (8565) 2014-04-04 12:17
Interesting image, good balance between light and color, image sharpness highlight the picture well done..!!
jurek1951 (42160) 2014-04-04 23:27
a picturesque landscape with beautiful composition, the colours and lights are very nice, the POV is superb,
nikkitta (15188) 2014-04-05 13:25
Opss , a bit tilt to the right?
Anyway impossing panoramic preceded by a very informative note
Capture in layers (good one) of the scenic mountains illuminated with the last RAYS of sun and at the back more bluish landscape
fritzi007 (6897) 2014-04-06 4:04
a beautiful landscape, very well photographed!
Thanks for sharing,
eldancer1 (29347) 2014-04-06 7:31
I like the lighting and the clouds are great addition to this beautiful vista, it would have been awesome if you caught a lightning. The shadows created depth and good details. Well done, tfs.
jemaflor (86462) 2014-04-06 9:43
impressive and beautiful landscape with a great result with these lights, tfs.
kato (11630) 2014-04-06 21:05
You're capturing well this nature by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the this location of Grand Canyon with the shape of Pyramids. It's great spectacle as usual. And, it harmonizes beautifully with blue sky with thick clouds.