Laura Macky Photography

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The Grand Canyon (three images)

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Grand is the perfect word for this HUGE canyon!  The canyon is 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and a mile (1.6km) deep. Nearly two billion years of Earth’s geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. While the specific geologic processes and timing that formed the Grand Canyon are the subject of debate by geologists, recent evidence suggests that the Colorado River established its course through the canyon at least 17 million years ago. Since that time, the Colorado River continued to erode and form the canyon to its present-day configuration.

We arrived at Mather Point which is at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.  When we parked our car, we still couldn’t see the canyon.  You walk only a short distance maybe the equivalent of a half a block and look over the edge and WOW!  There it is in all it’s glory!  We walked around a little bit there and were amazed at how beautiful it is.  People from all over the world are there chatting in different languages.  The first image shows what we saw when we arrived at Mather Point.

After that we took a helicopter ride over the canyon and for a few minutes we were flying over green trees as you see in the second image in my gallery.  Just flat and trees.  Then there it is….as a friend of mine called it a “huge crack in the ground” LOL.  (That cracks me up.)   The last image is another taken a little later during the ride and you can see a little portion of the Colorado River.

What a place!  Grand indeed.  🙂

Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

83 thoughts on “The Grand Canyon (three images)

  1. Wonderful Laura. You have so much consistency. I always know your photos are going to be great. My parents went to celebrate their 30 year anniversary.

  2. I adore the first one ☺

  3. Wonderful photographs of a natural wonder.

  4. A spectacular place and very beautiful images, Laura.

  5. Great post Laura. Beautiful photos and they are such majestic scenes. Thank you for sharing them. -m@x-

  6. Great shots and a useful bit of geological history

  7. Great posting, Laura! You may now add travel photography to your long list of accomplishments!

  8. While I’m not convinced that photographs or film can ever convey the scale and majesty of the Grand Canyon, your images are among the best I’ve seen and you certainly capture and convey the colour and texture.

  9. There’s a lot of beauty there to capture and you did a magnificent job of doing so.

  10. I wish I could visit it some day!
    Your pictures are stunning

  11. Very nice images, Laura. The Grand Canyon is not easy to photograph well, but you have succeeded here.

  12. Imagine this, about ten feet down from the top man and woman has existed on the planet….

  13. Beautiful images Laura…..lovely light, colours and composition.

  14. These are beautiful photos Laura. This is one place that I have not been that I must see at some point. Thanks for sharing these pictures.

  15. Wonderful photos of a “grand” place…the more I see your photos the more I want to visit Arizona! 😉

  16. One word ➔ Beautiful!!

  17. Beautiful images, Laura! It’s nice to have you back.

  18. superb pictures with great tones 🙂

  19. Beautiful pictures!

  20. I enjoyed the lovely photos, Laura, and knowing a bit of the geology too. Light is fantastic in your photos. 😀

  21. It is grand indeed and never fails to WOW me no matter how many times I go there!

    Tamara

  22. and your inspiring images really display it’s grandeur. The colours are wonderful!! I guess a helicopter is the way to go! I’d love to see it! Great info too Laura.

  23. Wow Laura, I would not have seen this without your help. Thank you 😉

  24. What wonderful mood and colouring you’ve got there Laura!

  25. You have captured the wonder, beauty and grandeur of the place so perfectly Laura. It really is one of the wonders of the world. Have a great week 🙂

  26. Light and shade. And that’s what’s it’s all about in a picture. Well done.

  27. Ah these are fabulous Laura . Really … you’ve caught the magnificent scene before you in some stunning photographs here !

  28. I plan to visit the canyons sometimes within a year and your photos just make me want to go there now! ❤ I am yet to see it in person 🙂

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