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24 August 2008 @ 03:17 pm
The south rim of the Grand Canyon - part 2  
Here are the final photographs from Arizona and Grand Canyon. Fascinating place that.




The clouds hide a sun on a fine day at the Grand Canyon




And the sun tears through the clouds the light up the Grand Canyon...







The Grand Canyon lights up








The Grand Canyon vista








The brighter the sun gets, the more beautiful the vista








Rocks of all colors and ages...







The Navajo nation reservation just outside the park








The Colorado river before it goes off to carve out the Grand Canyon...








Looking down the Colorado river








A female Ruby-throated Hummingbird.







A Canyon Wren is looking out for breakfast






Utah Agave in the sun (thanks to Deann for the identification)






 
 
 
Anush Shettyanushsh on August 25th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
Woah.. lovely images.
Premnath Kudvapremkudva on August 25th, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
After much consideration I give the first prize to
Rocks of all colors and ages...
yellareddyyellareddy on August 25th, 2008 06:26 am (UTC)
Wooooow !!!
Dude, My day is incomplete without seeing the new pics you post everyday.....keep doing it...waiting for tomorrow`s pics now. I am just feeling guilty that, I got to buy one good camera and just keep wandering places and capture them in the tiny box.
IdahoSwedeidahoswede on August 25th, 2008 06:59 am (UTC)
It nearly makes me homesick, except I remember that the Grand Canyon is not the whole country, but the photos are SO lovely. I remember, though, driving into the Canyon area, how appalled my son was by the miles of broken glass from beer and booze bottles that lined the highway (alcohol being prohibited on Indian reservations and the empty bottles being tossed out of car/truck windows heading in).
Yathinyathin on August 25th, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
Too bad that people ruin the roadsides in the national parks. :-(
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Yathinyathin on August 25th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
If you're there in the afternoon, just hope for cloud cover because I noticed the canyon gets quite hazy and you stop seeing the opposite rim in the afternoons.

I so badly wanted to go to monument valley and mesa verde on this trip, but there just wasn't enough time. :(
ashbirderashbirder on August 25th, 2008 11:23 am (UTC)
fascinating..thank you for this series :)
(Anonymous) on August 25th, 2008 11:47 am (UTC)
Humming birds are awesome!
Please post some more pics of humming birds...
kejnkejn on August 25th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
what on earth is that long skinny thing on the left cliff in the second pic?
Yathinyathin on August 25th, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC)
What did you think this skinny thing was? :-)

kejnkejn on August 25th, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
an alien tentacle! :-)
still can't see what sort of plant it is. looks extremely weird. any idea?
Yathinyathin on August 25th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
I have no clue. Here's a list of all plants found there:
http://www.nps.gov/grca/naturescience/plants.htm

I would think a biologist would be better qualified to look at it than a monkey that write software.
kejnkejn on August 25th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
ok. alien tentacle it is! :-)
Yathinyathin on August 26th, 2008 06:18 am (UTC)
thanks for the certification!
(Anonymous) on January 28th, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
Flower Stalk
I think that it is the flower-stalk from a Utah Agave plant.

Deann Rex, St George, Ut
Friend of a friend of Carine
Yathinyathin on January 28th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Flower Stalk
Thanks Deann!
88greenthumb88greenthumb on August 25th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
Hope you don't mind my wandering in, lurking & adding you to my LJ friends' list-I linked to your blog thru a recent comment you made in the blog of suzan_s.

You take such amazing photos!

Yathinyathin on August 25th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
you're welcome!
depontideponti on August 25th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
Please..you can't stop now!!! Over the next weekend, couldn't you find the time to post a few more??

What a great pleasure it is to see your photographs Yathin. I cannot compare one pic with another...I just see each one and enjoy it SO much. I am linking to this post and blogging about it...please do see what I have to say.

No matter if I have the best camera in the world, I will never be able to take photographs like this. Take a bow, Mr EXPHO (Excellent Photographer)!
Aparna: Smileinspirethoughts on August 25th, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
Beautiful Images!
Ruth: Bubble treelaruth on August 25th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous photos as usual. I love the colours.
The details on the birds are amazing.
Ravibeast_666 on August 25th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC)
FANTASTICO!
ahumanbean on August 26th, 2008 06:16 am (UTC)
the air bridge over the canyaon's lip
Gorrrgeous.

btw - did you get to walk the awesome air bridge? It was built by the Native Indians, and wasn't completed when I was in the US, big disappointment.
Yathinyathin on August 26th, 2008 06:28 am (UTC)
Re: the air bridge over the canyaon's lip
Nopes, I did not have time to go over to the the sky walk.
(Anonymous) on August 26th, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)
Beautiful Photographs .........


-Anjali
(Anonymous) on August 30th, 2008 06:22 am (UTC)
i one day will go there