Photographer's Note

The sheer size of the Grand Canyon always astounds me every time I go there. Photos don't begin to do it justice--you just can't capture 10 or more miles of expanse with a camera. I hope this shot gives a bit of an idea though. This was taken from the North Rim, along the path to Bright Angel Point. Bright Angel Point is something of a peninsula in the canyon walls from which you can look all around and see miles and miles of canyons and cliffs. Absolutely stunning.

The North Rim, if I remember correctly, receives only about 10 percent of all visitors to Grand Canyon. It's much more out of the way unless you are from Utah, Colorado, or New Mexico. The South Rim is closer to Phoenix and more accessible from Las Vegas, for those flying in, and is also closer to the major routes leading through Arizona, such as I-10 and I-40. Having never been to the South Rim, I can only comment on the North Rim. Absolutely beautiful, with dense forests of lodgepole pine, and relatively few people. Lots of wildlife as well--more deer than I've seen at any other park.

This shot was taken near sunset on a rather cloudy day. It had already rained a bit in the late morning and early afternoon, and the clouds lingered the rest of the day. I thought it was kind of neat with the light breaking through onto the buttes. Let me know what you think.


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