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Published: November 14th 2016
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I had a quick visit in the U.S. and of course one of those places that I could not miss was the Grand Canyon.



Since I was a kid I have been watching on TV so many documentaries about this unique desolate area of land.



Luckily, while in Las Vegas, I met a local person who offered herself to accompany me to the Grand Canyon.



We went to visit the southern rim and having little time we had an easy walk along this part of the Canyon.



I always try to find someone, while visiting other countries, that has got a bit of knowledge about the sites I want to visit.



In this case,while admiring these wonderful landscapes, she told me about her life and family and also about the Grand Canyon.



It is 446 km long and 1,800 meters deep due to the erosions of the colorado river.



One thing that surprised me a lot was about the wildlife with so many creatures living here.



300 birds, 80 mammals, 45 reptiles, a few amphibians, 15 fish species and more than 1000 plants are found inside the park.



She said to me that this is what the National Park Service tells.



We were along the southern Rim which is always open and receives most of the tourists.



The North Rim is closer to Utah state, but she said it is not as accessible as the Southern Rim, even though it has got stunning views of the Canyon.



It was really a dreamland with its deep crevasses and stunning vistas.



It was like to be landed in a different world just a couple of hours away from skyscrapers and modernization...



Unfortunately this pleasure was not lasting long and soon we had to leave this remote world and ,in only, two hours back again in the, monotonous routine of daily life, of the globalized world...



At the end I can say that I got to see with my own eyes one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.


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14th November 2016
Grand Canyon N.P.

Dreamland
You have excelled yourself Marcos. I have seen many blogs on the Grand Canyon but none have captured the essence of the palette of colours in the myriad of striations in the strata that can be seen in your blog. Your oblique shots to contrast stata exhibit you were like an artist revelling in the creativity lying before you.This pic is a cracker...the colours so real but out of this World. Brilliant.
15th November 2016
Grand Canyon N.P.

Thanks so much Dave,I really appreciate your comment!!!!probably too much generous...
15th November 2016
Grand Canyon N.P.

Thanks so much Dave,I really appreciate your comment!!!!probably too much generous...
14th November 2016

The reds & the greys
Another cracker shot Marcos. The diverging grey scree slopes falling from the red cliffs converging on a snaking watercourse spilling down.Brilliant sharp colours.
14th November 2016

Striations in brown
Great angles to catch the variations in the weathered layering. Brilliant.
15th November 2016

Wow!
I agree with David - I had to look twice to make sure the opening shot wasn't a painting. The sharp light and the unusual angles in your composition have produced lovely photos :)
16th November 2016

Wow!
Thanks for the appreciation of the pics, at times I just take the camera and I shoot...
3rd January 2018
Grand Canyon N.P.

The Grand Canyon
I absolutely love this photo Marcos. It captures the amazing nuances of colour that are so unique and make a visit to Utah & Arisona so special in SW USA.
3rd January 2018
Grand Canyon N.P.

The Grand Canyon
Hey Dave, I still cannot believe you really like that photo!! But I think, for my experience, the Copper Canyon in Mexico was better and also for the Taraumara tribe living in that area. Really appreciate Dave thanks.

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