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The scene was photographed just after sunrise as the canyon filled with the warm glow of early morning light. The air was incredibly still, and the only sensation of change was the sunlight warming my skin after a cool start to the morning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Even on a clear day, there are many great scenes waiting to be photographed at the Grand Canyon. To photograph this scene I used short telephoto lens to compress the overlapping ridge lines and eliminate the sky. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Fujifilm GFX 50R Medium Format body | GF 100-200mm f/5.6 OIS lens | #ReallyRightStuff TVC-24L tripod & BH40 ballhead ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #arizonacollective #explorearizona_ #instagramaz #IGSouthwest #ig_bliss #optoutside #landscapephotography #landscape_lovers #becauseaoutside #arizonahighways #outdoorproject #wildernesssociety #nationalparkgeek #amongthewild #grand_canyon_conservancy #grandcanyontrust #protectgrandcanyon #grandcanyon #national_park_photography #GoGrand #grandcanyonnps

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3 days ago

The view from Cape Royal on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring vistas in the park. Under the moonlight, it takes on a mystical and other-worldly feeling, especially as the first light of the dawn breaks over the horizon behind you painting Wotans Throne in subtle light. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #grandcanyon #moonlight #northrim #arizonahighways #grand_canyon_conservancy #GoGrand #grandcanyonnps

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1 weeks ago

Storm Over the South Rim 14 x 18 oil on canvas #southrimgrandcanyon #grandcanyonsouthrim #grandcanyonpainting

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2 weeks ago

Warm light fills the Grand Canyon as sunset approaches. From Desert View on the South Rim. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photographed with the Fujifilm GFX 50R and GF 100-200mm f/5.6 lens on a Really Right Stuff TVC-24L tripod. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fuji #fujifilm #gfx50 #gfx50r #gfx50s #mediumformat #travel #wanderlust #arizonahighways #reallyrightstuff #grand_canyon_conservancy #grandcanyon #nationalparkphotography #GoGrand #grandcanyonnps #visitarizona

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3 weeks ago

If you never dreamt of seeing Grand Canyon, I hope now you do🌵 Начну наверное рассказывать о том, как же мне это удалось. Тут можно книгу писать. Итак, Road Trip by USA. Part 1: “The very beginning” Гранд Каньон был моей огромной мечтой, да, я снова это сказала, в сотый раз, и я даже не была уверена, что она осуществиться когда-нибудь. Потому что Каньон был частью моей ещё более заветной мечты, так называемой roadtrip. Я в детстве насмотрелась американских фильмов и мечтала отправиться в путешествие на машине через все штаты. Я не лукавлю, спросите моих бывших друзей, они подтвердят😄 Когда я планировала поездку в США в моих планах был только Нью-Йорк или только ЛА, так как машины у меня нет, друзей на тот момент почти уже тоже, виза у меня всего на пару месяцев, я еду совершенно одна и прямо сейчас. Я знала что roadtrip сейчас маловероятен по многим причинам, начиная с того, что у меня нет водительских прав, компании и денег. Но на всякий случай, я разместила объявление на каком-то сайте, что я ищу попутчиков в Калифорнию на машине. А вдруг получиться, подумала я. И вот я уже практически готова покупать билеты в НЙ, уже неделю выискивая лучшие предложения, как мне пишет человек, что собирается в путешествие по Западному Побережью на машине и может меня взять с собой. Это был момент, когда мои планы полностью поменялись, я начала планировать путешествие своей мечты и до последнего не верила в то, что у нас получиться проехать за 6 дней весь этот наполеоновский маршрут, что у меня хватит денег и что это вообще возможно. То есть, эй, это же мечта всей моей жизни. Что значит у меня получится это сделать сейчас, в смысле? О том, как всё чуть не сорвалось буквально за две недели до вылета и как все решилось будет в следующей главе. А может и не будет 😄 Может я напишу о том, какое открытие я для себя сделала в этой поездке, о том, кто мне помог или ещё какую нибудь лабуду о вселенной🍃 Если есть вопросы, спрашивайте. А вообще, посмотрите на фото, если вы никогда не мечтали здесь побывать, я надеюсь сейчас вы мечтаете. #_iloveusa #ArizonaisGorgeous #idhikethat #grand_canyon_conservancy #explorearizona #mountaincommunity #see_arizona #capturearizona #NikasRoadTripUS

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3 weeks ago

Someone once said to me “you sure get lucky with your photography” in reference to some of the spectacular moments I have been “lucky” to have witnessed and photographed. I believe in making your own luck by being prepared, knowing your craft, and by being in the right place when luck presents itself by anticipating what is going to happen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This was one of those occasions. I was working with a private workshop client at the Grand Canyon photographing this incredible display of light as sunlight pierced rain falling from a thunderstorm when three bolts of lightning flashed during our exposures. We could have been somewhere else in the canyon, but I elected to setup in a location that would allow us to photograph the storm as it passed between us and the setting sun. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I photographed this scene with the Fujifilm GFX 50R and GF 32-64mm lens on a Really Right Stuff TVC-24L tripod. I’m really digging this camera and the GF lenses are fantastic. So far I’ve shot with it in temperatures over 100º and in pouring rain during a monsoon thunderstorm. I look forward to taking this camera on the river in a couple months. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fuji #fujifilm #gfx50 #gfx50r #gfx50s #mediumformat #travel #wanderlust #arizonahighways #lightning #godslight #thunder #monsoon #grand_canyon_conservancy #grandcanyon #nationalparkphotography #GoGrand #grandcanyonnps #visitarizona

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4 weeks ago

- Somewhere Somewhere deep in that twisted contorted snaking labyrinth of limestone in my last post is this remarkable place. And while I might find the place again, I doubt I'd find it looking like this. On April 9, 2010 at 8:09 am water caught fire and even the cheapest point and shoot camera couldn't miss. The Grand Canyon never disappoints.

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5 weeks ago

Truth - "You cannot see the Grand Canyon in one view, as if it were a changeless spectacle from which a curtain might be lifted, but to see it, you have to toil from month to month through its labyrinths." - John Wesley Powell

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Crack! The 2019 Grand Canyon monsoon season has officially begun. As the big booms echoed through the canyon on Saturday I nervously scanned the sky for the location of the cells. Stay or run? That's always the nerve racking question.  There were a few times I ran for cover leaving the camera on the rim to get the shot without me. Fortunately, this often results in my best work. Sony is an obedient and loyal brand ; ) It's impossible to forecast where a bolt will hit and they often impact far into the canyon instead of on the rims where you'd naturally expect. This shot shows a bolt impacting quite near the mouth of Clear Creek near river level. That likely got the attention of a few rafters : )

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Seering Illumination - Storm cells were rapidly forming everywhere around us. Lightning bolts started dropping from the edge of the cells hitting the Esplanade 2,000' feet below the rim as the whip crack of thunder deafened our ears. Rainbows appeared and disappeared. Somehow running seemed futile. In this gigantic landscape, where would two tiny ants run anyway? Right at dusk the sun managed, for a moment, to dip under the prevailing storm cells and the light went insane as a curtain of rain advanced from the sun at 50mph. Five seconds later, the camera was being pelted with the advancing squall. I couldn't help but think that the massive desert towers in the Western Grand Canyon were beckoning the gods and we were minuscule witnesses to a supernatural event.

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Early Warning - Every monsoon season in the Grand Canyon starts with those big clouds shooting upward in the distance with anticipation. A rain shaft forms then widens as a black curtain falls over the distant landscape punctuated by lightning strobes. Is it heading my way? Should I dive for cover or stand to watch and shoot the show? I often stand until I smell the rain seconds before the drops start. It's ironic that the urge to flee one of the biggest visual spectacles on the planet comes from the nose. And even more ironic that my first reaction to seeing this photo on the big screen was ... that smell of rain.

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Fireworks - I've always preferred the explosions of light delivered by mother nature. These light shows are vastly more powerful than anything man could unleash in the name of entertainment. This was shot from Pima Point in the Grand Canyon, a popular tourist destination on the South Rim

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June 2019

The Magic of Dark - Grand Canyon National Park just received it's dark sky certification, part of a 3 year effort to replace light fixtures within the park so the lights don't drown out the faint glow of the celestial bodies in the night sky. It's getting increasingly hard to view scenes like this within the Park without the glow from Las Vegas, St. George, Kanab, Kingman, Williams, Page (etc etc ... ) and even Tusayan degrading the night sky. Hopefully this certification will give the Park a path to encourage other communities in the region to help preserve the night sky too. Setting a terrific example, Flagstaff has been a dark sky city for nearly 20 years. I often wander the western part of the Grand Canyon this time of year precisely because the night sky is so incredibly vivid. When I see the Milky Way Galaxy it reminds me of how lost we become in World full of problems we create, and how small we are in the bigger scheme of things. It's good to be humbled. This timelapse starts in moon light as the moon sets and ends at dawn. It's particularly hard to capture the dynamic range of night to day transitions in a timelapse. I shot this series last month and I'm pretty proud of how it turned out.

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June 2019

Bonsai Pine. I recently paid a visit to one of the figured pinyon pines along the south rim. No glorious colors of sunrise or sunset, just some nice light during the day of what many visitors experience. #grandcanyon #grandcanyonnps #grand_canyon_conservancy #arizonahighways #arizonalandscapes #ig_arizona #visitarizona #arizona #igsouthwest #naturephotographyarizona #landscapephotography #canyon #nature #sunsetmagazine #landscape

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June 2019

Lightning strikes the Grand Canyon. This just might be one of the most incredible moments I’ve experienced in photographing the Grand Canyon this past 10+ years. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I created this photo by using a single 30-second exposure during which 5 bolts struck the canyon. The camera was mounted to a tripod and placed close to a boulder to shield it from the fierce winds coming out of the storms. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #arizonacollective #explorearizona_ #instagramaz #landscapephotography #landscape_lovers #arizonahighways #nationalparkgeek #amongthewild #grand_canyon_conservancy #grandcanyon #nationalparkphotography #GoGrand #grandcanyonnps #visitarizona #natgeo #national_park_photography #coloradoriver #lightning #monsoon #thunderstorm #stormchasing

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June 2019

Shenanigans - Cassy Brown maintains "laser" focus rowing through Muav Gorge despite Pete McBride's attempt to throw her off her game. Muav Gorge is my favorite part of the Grand Canyon. It's full of BIG & BOLD slot canyon adventures that blur the lines between backpacking, packrafting and technical canyoneering. The slots canyons in this part of the Park are amazing limestone cathedrals. The Esplanade sandstone layer 3,000 above the river is a magical place to roam for days on end. Pete's unwavering exuberance comes from harsh memories of the difficult walking through here ... numbed by the present day ease of floating. If you haven't seen Pete's book, "The Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim" you're missing a photographic & literary masterpiece of what's hiding in the 99% of the Park that people rarely see.

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June 2019

Scale - How can you convey scale in Grand Canyon images? I often like having people in my images, especially in slot canyons, to bring that sense of scale to the viewer. But slot canyons are relatively intimate environments. Ever wonder what a person would look like at river level in a full rim to river landscape shot? They'd be absolutely invisible. In this image there are seven 18' rafts on the Colorado River 3,000' below me. Can you find them? I happen to be 2,000' below the rim backpacking through here so it's not even a shot from the rim. People who stand on the South Rim and gaze into the Grand Canyon are seeing a few percent of the expanse of the National Park. It's that big. I love getting lost in the scale of this place.

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June 2019

Shortcuts - In the Grand Canyon, apparent shortcuts in distance on the topo map often lead to longer times to a destination. And that never bothers me. My shortcuts move through the underworld in the Grand Canyon, a complex plumbing system that moves water from millions of acres of land into the Colorado River. This underworld is filled with it's own fascinating beauty and sense of discovery. Incredible pools, sinuously carved limestone, boulder jams, keeper potholes, plant filled microenvironments, and fascinating amphibians and insects. It's a dark and foreboding part of our National Park cloaked in a unique beauty that's rarely seen. High quality images are difficult to bring home in that "camera unfriendly" environment, but it's always fun to try.

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June 2019

Simplicity Some of my favorite Grand Canyon images are surprisingly simple. I woke up before dawn and realized that there would be no clouds for that classic sunrise. But I remembered this place in the western canyon from a prior winter trip when this giant pothole was frozen over. I was still surprised at how the subtle the dawn hues were here. I didn't realize this was a keeper until I saw at weeks later at home on the big screen

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May 2019

This is one of those days where you smile. The sun really did come up. It's pretty hard to beat sunrise in the Grand Canyon

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May 2019

Exactly 150 years ago today, John Wesley Powell pushed off from Green River Utah with four boats and nine men on his fateful pioneering journey that would ultimately take him down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. At that time, only native people knew of the majesty of the place. Much of the Southwest was a blank spot on the map. Today, 6 million people visit every year and have the opportunity to see things like this. I hope it inspires them to stand up for continued protection of the Park which includes an adequate budget to support ever higher visitation levels. It seems odd to mention such a seemingly obvious request, but today the protection, preservation, and infrastructure needs of this singularly unique place on the planet continues to be far behind the actual requirement for 6 million annual visitors. Will it look like this 150 years from now? Only if your voice is added to the growing chorus.

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May 2019

Walk the Line - Slot canyons are metamorphic living things. This remarkable waterfall and pool used to be one of the most interesting swimming spots deep in the fabric of the Grand Canyon. A flash flood swept down and filled the pool a hundred tons of rock, and poof, it was gone. Years went by. Last fall we were in an epic thunderstorm high above this drainage. It flashed as we dodged lightning and watched. I wondered .... would the rocks get extracted? Would the amazing pool return? YES!!! It was an active monsoon season and I'm sure this drainage flashed quite a few times last year. I'm not sure the event we witnessed was "the one" or if it was a cumulative affect of many floods, but it's amazing to see geology in action.

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May 2019

Growing Rainbows - I have a lot of fun shooting timelapses in the Grand Canyon. You have to anticipate what will happen in the future when you start the camera rolling. It's mostly luck catching weather because it happens randomly, and some of the best weather might happen on the wrong side of the lens. Once in a great while though, you catch an amazing sequence. I had a second camera rolling following a storm that morphed into that rainbow photo I posted last night. It just happened to be pointed in the right direction.

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May 2019

The Other Side - Life has ups and downs. A walk in the Grand Canyon brings great beauty and clarity, just like when this storm rolled through last weekend. I'll need a little luck next week. I'm taking this as a good sign.

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May 2019

The Grand Canyon from Cape Royal on the North Rim. After days of heavy rain and low visibility, there was a break in the storm affording a view of Wotans Throne as clouds were torn apart by the landscape. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #arizonacollective #explorearizona_ #instagramaz #IGSouthwest #ig_bliss #optoutside #landscapephotography #landscape_lovers #becauseaoutside #arizonahighways #outdoorproject #wildernesssociety #nationalparkgeek #amongthewild #grand_canyon_conservancy #grandcanyontrust #protectgrandcanyon #grandcanyon #national_park_photography #GoGrand #grandcanyonnps #northrim #caperoyal

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May 2019

As Big As A Galaxy - It's Milkyway season and there's only one place on this planet large enough to rival the Milkyway in size: The Grand Canyon. It's amazing to discover how hard it is to fit both of these monstrous wonders in a camera frame. It's even more amazing to realize that you can't see the Milkyway any longer except in monstrous protected places like Grand Canyon National Park. This has always been one of my favorite places with stunning desert towers hidden deep in Western Grand Canyon. Note the lights from rafters camping a mile deep in the chasm.

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Roads go ever ever on, Over rock and under tree, By caves where never sun has shone, By streams that never find the sea; Over snow by winter sown, And through the merry flowers of June, Over grass and over stone, And under mountains of the moon. - JRR Tolkien Whenever I see dirt roads, I alway think of this song. The possibilities of roads captures my imagination. #divine_deserts #grandcanyonnps #usinterior #nationalparkservice #grand_canyon_conservancy

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May 2019

For several years I've been working on a series of black & white images of the Grand Canyon. I'm not sure why I've been holding onto them, but perhaps it's time to begin sharing them? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This first photo is from the South Rim along the Hermit Road. The Colorado River can be seen far below. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #arizonacollective #explorearizona_ #instagramaz #IGSouthwest #ig_bliss #optoutside #landscapephotography #landscape_lovers #becauseaoutside #arizonahighways #outdoorproject #wildernesssociety #nationalparkgeek #amongthewild #grand_canyon_conservancy #grandcanyon #nationalparkphotography #GoGrand #grandcanyonnps #visitarizona #exceptional_pictures #natgeoyourshot #passionpassport #national_park_photography #instagood #coloradoriver #americanrivers

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May 2019

Sunrise at the Grand Canyon is always a gift. You never really know what you'll see even if you've been to a location 100 times. It's always different. Each one is special in its own way.

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April 2019

Clear Creek Trail east of Phantom Ranch off Colorado River - Grand Canyon National Park.

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April 2019

Valhalla - Everyone needs an epic place to roam where happy thoughts come to mind. A place to clear your head. The Grand Canyon offers many such places but this is one of my favorites. A land sandwiched 2,000 feet below the rim and 3,000 feet above the river. A land of mythical sandstone where travel is relatively easy, you can watch the ravens swoop and play in the afternoons, and the fiery sunsets flow into the softest blue hour scenes. Valhalla -

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April 2019

We've spent 100 years trying to preserve this place on Earth and we're only making fair progress. The Grand Canyon, one of the most protected places on Earth, has been the subject of vast legal and practical protections that the rest of the planet hasn't had. Look around. We don't have a planet B.

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April 2019

U-Turn When you mix running water with Muav limestone sinuous magic erupts. It's easy to visualize squiggles in water excised rock as this geologic process occurs over tens of thousands of years, but u-turns are strange magic. So many of the wonders of the Grand Canyon hide deep in the fabric of the place.

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April 2019

Waiting - On a cold winter morning I stare into the abyss through the haze of so many Grand slot canyon adventures around here. My eyes warm first as light rays crest the rim illuminating those hallowed limestone walls. I eagerly await for the warmth of the sun to hit my face.

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April 2019

A brief intermission from the Haleakaka pictures: Thanks to the Flagstaff Arts Council for selecting 3 of my photos to be part of the Night Visions VII exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, AZ. This star trail is from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, taken in 2015 through the artist-in-residence program. Stop by the show if you're in northern AZ! All three framed prints for sale. #grandcanyonnps #grand_canyon_conservancy #grandcanyontrust #nationalparksarts #nps #findyourpark #aaany_astrophotography #aaadotorg #astronomypicturesdaily #space com #youresa #twan #universetoday #uacnj

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April 2019

ADVENTURE | We must take adventures in order to know where we truly belong. I for one feel the most at home in nature🌿 Leaving this photo of beautiful Grand Canyon here 🌵😉 . Wishing you all a great weekend ahead! I am off to Gdansk and Slowinski National Park. Where is your next adventure going? . . 📸 @theabronlundphotography #grandcanyon

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April 2019

$240/month The cost to rent a spot in Grand Canyon National Park. The drama. The light. The layers, textures, and colors ... Priceless. Enduring some "rough" duty putting the new Hyperlite Dirigo 2 through the paces

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April 2019

Grand Canyon Conservancy, Celebration of Art 2019. Doris Camp, 40”x30” from plein air piece done on 2017 Colorado River trip with other painters, including the late fellow painter Robert Dalegowski, who painting the same view, behind and to my right. This is a very special place, and one of my favorite camps along the river. #grandcanyon #grandcanyonconservancy #grand_canyon_conservancy #gogrand #coloradoriver #pleinair #paula_kosanovic_swain #art #originalart #oilpainting #artcollector #design #arizona #grandcanyonnationalpark #artistsoninstagram #landscapepainting

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March 2019

Canyon Inversion - Inversions in the Grand Canyon are rare. Being 2,000' below the rim of the Western Canyon in the middle of one is far rarer yet. For hours the canyon breathed with clouds oozing in and out of these massive drainages below the Esplanade level. Yet the clouds couldn't breach the Esplanade platform without being dissipated away. It was like watching a supernatural event waiting for an alien creature to emerge from the mist. This was a moment to remember.

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March 2019

Winter Falls - Even in the winter giant Grand Canyon waterfalls produce tiny islands of green in a sea of the dead.

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March 2019

Happy B-day Maj. John Wesley Powell. He would have been 185 years old today. He was the first to run the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 1869 and was an astute observer of the arid west. While river running has changed since his pioneering journey, we're fortunate that the majesty of the place has not. Powell realized that water was the real gold in the west and advocated for rational water management policies that were ignored until the disastrous dust bowl in the 20's and 30's. We responded with dams upon dams upon dams to store water. The Grand Canyon, while currently suffering from a changed river ecosystem as a result of dams, was nearly submerged in the 1960's dam building exuberance. It was eventually saved by public outcry. The Colorado River serves 40 million people today and the two decade old drought is reminding us about what Powell already knew. Sometimes, if you look hard, you can even see the gold in the water.

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March 2019

Today is the birthday of Major John Wesley Powell, a U.S. soldier, geologist, and explorer of the American West. Powell and his team were the first known explorers to successfully run the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. This year is the 150th anniversary of that historic run. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I can’t wait to be back on the river later this year, but until then I’ll dream of towering canyon walls, beautiful light, the sound of the river, and good times with friends. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Birthday to Major Powell, and thank you for leading the way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #arizonacollective #explorearizona_ #instagramaz #IGSouthwest #ig_bliss #optoutside #landscapephotography #landscape_lovers #becauseaoutside #arizonahighways #outdoorproject #wildernesssociety #nationalparkgeek #amongthewild #grand_canyon_conservancy #grandcanyon #nationalparkphotography #GoGrand #grandcanyonnps #visitarizona #exceptional_pictures #natgeoyourshot #passionpassport #national_park_photography #instagood #coloradoriver #americanrivers #wearerivers #johnwesleypowell

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March 2019

I'm honored to be in this exhibit celebrating Grand Canyon's 100th year as a National Park.  In partnership with Grand Canyon Conservancy (GCC ), the West Valley Arts Council’s Arts HQ Gallery is proud to host “Celebrating Grand Canyon,” an exhibit featuring GCC Celebration of Art plein air artists and local artists. Many of the paintings that were shown during last year's Grand Canyon Celebration of Art Plein Air Invitational will be at this event. Including my painting shown here - "Illumination" oil 36x48. I have a few other paintings there too. Opening gala this Saturday, March 23rd, 6 pm. Check it out! #grandcanyonnationalpark #artexhibit #grand_canyon_conservancy #westvalley_arts #nationalparkservice

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March 2019

Confidence - During a long backpack in the Grand Canyon last year we were hit with a high wind storm event. Classic free standing tents were flattened right on top of their occupants pounding them like a drum between gusts. A good nights sleep was hard to come by. Some of my friends were grumpy come morning. Why does lightweight mean that you compromise storm worthiness? Hyperlite Mountain Gear has been making lightweight minimalist storm worthy shelters for years mainly used by experts comfortable with tarp or pyramid shelter systems that lack floors and other creature comforts. I'm pretty thrilled to see Hyperlite launch a new tent called Dirigo for mainstream backpackers who insist on bomber weather-ability first, but want something much lighter than tents you find in REI. Better yet, it has a built in bathtub floor, bug netting, and other comforts found on heavier products providing peace of mind from the mice, snakes and scorpions that roam around at night. At 28 ounces it sleeps two. This is one of my favorite photos with my Dirigo tent while testing last year. When the weather was spitting mad, I was always comfortable inside keeping the big camera dry. It was so confidence inspiring. It packs small and gives me a lightweight boost during those hard exits to the canyon rim that are not optional. Bravo Hyperlite!

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March 2019

May your weekend be full of golden sunsets and the luck of the Irish. #happystpatricksday 🍀 •••••• Thanks to Adam @adamschallau — Ten years ago on this date in 2009, I reported to the South Rim of Grand Canyon to be an Artist-in-Residence for the national park. I was one of three artists selected that year to participate in the program. Over 300 people had applied, and to this day I’m still not sure how I was so lucky to have been selected. During my nearly month-long stay living in the park, I had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people all of whom were eager to share their favorite places at the canyon, educate me about the canyon, and help me better appreciate what makes it truly special. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since 2009 I have made it my mission to be an ambassador for Grand Canyon. It is through my photographs and stories that I share my interpretation of what makes the canyon a place that deserves to be protected and preserved for future generations. Since 2010 I have worked with almost 250 youths from underserved communities who are participants in the Grand Canyon Filed Schools programs. I share with them my passion for the canyon, how I photograph it, and the influence art and artists have had on the creation and shaping of our national parks. It has been incredible to see the impact this place has on them, and to see the art they create. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today I share with you the final photograph I created as an Artist-in-Residence at Grand Canyon National Park. This image was created on my last day living in the park and the first print is part of the park’s ‘Museum Collection.’ The print can be seen in the Park Headquarters building. This is the same photo used for the cover of the centennial book titled ‘Grand Canyon National Park, 100 Views.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you to everyone that has been part of this journey. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #arizonacollective #explorearizona_ #instagramaz #IGSouthwest #ig_bliss #optoutside #landscapephotography #landscape_lovers #becauseaoutside #outdoorproject #wildernesssociety #nationalparkgeek #amongthewild #grand_canyon_conservancy #GoGrand#nationaparkgeek

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March 2019

Pressure Wash - Invisible from the rim and the river of the Grand Canyon, this slot canyon always has water flow, but on this day it was 'blow your feet off the wall' swift. In fact it was the swiftest I've seen in 15+ descents. Many of us lost footing on the way down unceremoniously kissing the wall. Helmets damped the collision between skull and rock. We rigged a few contingent anchors for added safety, did some fireman's belays, and proceed to get the full body pressure wash on the way down scoring another win for drysuits. It's hard to fathom water slicing 2 billion year old rock like a can opener on a tuna can, but it can and does with enough time. As a friend says, "geology is happening." @pedromcbride manages to barely keep his feet while enduring the onslaught of water with 200' of rope to go to the bottom of the waterfall.

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March 2019

A gorgeous waterfall in the towering narrows of Matkatamiba Canyon. This side canyon is a short hike from river mile 148.4 on the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ An amusing anecdote about this photo…I was setting up my shot with the camera on the tripod when the water flowing through the creek began to slowdown, and within a minute it was nothing more than a trickle. As I was almost done getting things setup when I heard a bunch of guys up stream of me somewhere “whooping and hollering” and then I heard the water coming. It turns out that they were using their bodies to collectively damn the creek and didn’t think about the people that might be downstream of them. Before I could realize what was about to happen, a wall of water came rushing down this cascade slamming into me and my camera. It knocked me off my feet and sent the camera tumbling over into the rocks. All in all, it was just another day as a nature photographer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #arizonacollective #explorearizona_ #instagramaz #IGSouthwest #ig_bliss #optoutside #landscapephotography #landscape_lovers #becauseaoutside #arizonahighways #outdoorproject #wildernesssociety #nationalparkgeek #amongthewild #grand_canyon_conservancy #grandcanyon #nationalparkphotography #GoGrand #grandcanyonnps #visitarizona #moodygrams #exceptional_pictures #natgeoyourshot #passionpassport #national_park_photography #instagood

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March 2019

Ten years ago on this date in 2009, I reported to the South Rim of Grand Canyon to be an Artist-in-Residence for the national park. I was one of three artists selected that year to participate in the program. Over 300 people had applied, and to this day I’m still not sure how I was so lucky to have been selected. During my nearly month-long stay living in the park, I had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people all of whom were eager to share their favorite places at the canyon, educate me about the canyon, and help me better appreciate what makes it truly special. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since 2009 I have made it my mission to be an ambassador for Grand Canyon. It is through my photographs and stories that I share my interpretation of what makes the canyon a place that deserves to be protected and preserved for future generations. Since 2010 I have worked with almost 250 youths from underserved communities who are participants in the Grand Canyon Filed Schools programs. I share with them my passion for the canyon, how I photograph it, and the influence art and artists have had on the creation and shaping of our national parks. It has been incredible to see the impact this place has on them, and to see the art they create. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today I share with you the final photograph I created as an Artist-in-Residence at Grand Canyon National Park. This image was created on my last day living in the park and the first print is part of the park’s ‘Museum Collection.’ The print can be seen in the Park Headquarters building. This is the same photo used for the cover of the centennial book titled ‘Grand Canyon National Park, 100 Views.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you to everyone that has been part of this journey. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #arizonacollective #explorearizona_ #instagramaz #IGSouthwest #ig_bliss #optoutside #landscapephotography #landscape_lovers #becauseaoutside #arizonahighways #outdoorproject #wildernesssociety #nationalparkgeek #amongthewild #grand_canyon_conservancy #grandcanyontrust #protectgrandcanyon #grandcanyon #national_park_photography #GoGrand #grandcanyonnps #sunrise

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February 2019

Sunrise this morning at Grand Canyon National Park was on fire! It was as if there were 100 birthday candles burning brightly in the sky in celebration of Grand Canyon National Park turning 100 today. President Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation creating Grand Canyon National Park on February 26, 1919. Happy Birthday! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #arizonacollective #explorearizona_ #instagramaz #IGSouthwest #ig_bliss #optoutside #landscapephotography #landscape_lovers #becauseaoutside #arizonahighways #outdoorproject #wildernesssociety #nationalparkgeek #amongthewild #grand_canyon_conservancy #grandcanyontrust #protectgrandcanyon #grandcanyon #national_park_photography #GoGrand #grandcanyonnps #sunrise

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