Tall Tales From The Field

Zion’s Emerald Pools

The recent heavy rains caused much destruction last week in Southern Utah but they can also produce some magic at Zion National Park. Emerald Pools are a series of small ponds along the canyon walls of Zion. But when it rains hard, waterfalls appear that many park visitors never experience.

Heavy rains produce waterfalls at Emerald Pools at Zion National Park, Utah

 

Heavy rains produce waterfalls at Emerald Pools at Zion National Park, Utah

 

Heavy rains produce waterfalls at Emerald Pools at Zion National Park, Utah

 

Heavy rains produce waterfalls at Emerald Pools at Zion National Park, Utah

 

 

Heavy rains produce waterfalls at Emerald Pools at Zion National Park, Utah

 

 

Heavy rains swell the Virgin River at Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

Heavy rains swell the Virgin River at Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

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11 responses

  1. So beautiful. You are lucky to live in such a beautiful place.

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    September 22, 2015 at 9:50 AM

  2. Amy

    It must take so much effort to get there, then haul your equipment and lens… to take these shots! You probably have to hike up and down to get the spot you want to capture the scene. Thank you so much for these great captures, Michael!

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    September 22, 2015 at 11:24 AM

    • Thanks Amy. Getting there IS part of the process. It was raining when I shot these and there was mud on the trails from the day before’s flash flood rains. My lens kept getting water drops on it so i was continually wiping it off

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      September 22, 2015 at 11:45 AM

  3. The scale of these cliffs are amazing – huge. What a gorgeous place, everything is so super green, so odd at this time of year. Fantastic captures, Michael!

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    September 22, 2015 at 6:27 PM

  4. Such breathtaking country! I can’t believe we have not been to Zion yet. Southern Utah is a trip we have yet to do.

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    September 23, 2015 at 7:12 AM

  5. Simply superb, Michael! Some day I’d love to see Zion in person.

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    September 23, 2015 at 7:14 AM

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