Zion National Park is one of Nature's masterpieces.
This view is from an excellent campground on the Virgin River with the Watchman mountain in the background.
The Ancient Ones - Native Americans first started inhabiting the Zion area in Utah about 8,000 years ago. Mormons were the first whitemen to inhabit Zion starting in 1858. In 1909, President William Howard Taft approved protection as Mukuntuweap National Monument. In 1919 the U.S. Congress approved it as a National Park with a name change to 'Zion'.
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Noel_Byrne (21682) 2014-01-01 7:05
A dramatic name for this place, and a suitable dramatic landscape to go with it. You captured this under very beautiful light, especially how it illuminates the trees from the right hand side of the photo, showing the tones of green and yellow. Love that the sliver of blue in the river runs through between the tones of the trees and leads off to that impressive mountain. This must be a very beautiful place.
Thanks as always
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-01-01 9:47
very captivating autumn picture taken from excellently chosen POV. I love the beautiful colors and the whole composition.
Thanks for sharing
bukitgolfb301 (34706) 2014-01-01 17:31
Hi dear Ray
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 20014!
So fatnatsic landsacpe image presenting specually late Autumn via an intentional over exposure. Nice colorand light management in well ablanced framework.
All the best and have a good day! TAKERO
emka (74159) 2014-01-01 23:50
Fantastic view from Zion in autumn. I remember the red rocks from there, here the golden trees are dominating the scene. Wonderful place, excellent presentation (from your archive).
Warm regrads Malgo
bona (12329) 2014-01-02 16:16
what a wonderful view! The colors are stunning!
this is a very amazing place, thanks for share.
npecanhuk (61842) 2014-01-02 16:43
A wonderful place I was fortunate to visit back in 2012!
A beautiful picture, specially for its colors, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
marina7 (8051) 2014-01-03 9:32
what a great viewpoint you chose here... Gorgeous peaks rising from the golden foliage and the small river beneath. Really lovely, looks like the weather was pleasant too. A well-taken picture, thanks a lot.