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Time Lapse Video- As The Sun Sets

Light from a late afternoon and setting sun is observed along Marble Canyon, Arizona. Watch in HiDef in Full Screen

 


Monsoonal Rainbow

A partial rainbow appears amongst the sheets of rain along The North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

 

 

 

 

 


Marble Canyon Sunset

The setting sun shines some light on the narrow opening of Marble Canyon in Northern Arizona. These images and more are available for purchase as downloadable files or prints at Dawn2Dawn Photography

 

 

 

 


Monsoons On Marble Canyon

Monsoon season has begun with full force at Marble Canyon which is in Grand Canyon National Park and precedes The Grand Canyon. These images were shot from above in the Kaibab National Forest, Arizona at a cool elevation of about 9,000 feet.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Full Moon Rising

Last Friday’s full moon captured near the Grand Canyon. A prescribed forest fire nearby added some smoke and cool color.

 

A full moon rises over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

A full moon rises over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

A full moon rises over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

A full moon rises over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

A full moon rises over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

A full moon rises over the outhern Utah landscape near Kanab.

 

A full moon rises over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.


Time Lapse Video- Marble Canyon Rainbow

Recently shot time lapse video of monsoon storms over Arizona’s Marble Canyon including a rainbow.  Still shots of rainbow can be viewed at previous post One Amazing Little Rainbow

Watch video at Full Screen at HiDef. Music by Underworld.

 

 


Monsoons Over Marble Canyon

Storm after storm passed by my secluded campsite in the Kaibab National Forest. This site overlooks Marble Canyon and the area north of the Grand Canyon. These images and more are available as prints or downloadable files for personal use at Dawn2Dawn Photography

 

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Cslifornia.

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Cslifornia.

 

Storm clouds approach the Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Cslifornia.

 

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Cslifornia.

 

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Cslifornia.

 

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Cslifornia.

 

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Cslifornia.

 

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Cslifornia.

 

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Cslifornia.

 

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Cslifornia.

 

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Cslifornia.


One Amazing Little Rainbow

Caught this rainbow dancing along the desert floor near Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. It played with the monsoonal clouds passing through to provide some abstract images. A time lapse video of this rainbow and surrounding storms will follow soon.  These images are available as prints or downloadable files for personal use at Dawn2dawnPhotography.com

A rainbow appears during a thunderstorm at Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

A rainbow appears during a thunderstorm at Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

A rainbow appears during a thunderstorm at Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

A rainbow appears during a thunderstorm at Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

A rainbow appears during a thunderstorm at Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

A rainbow appears during a thunderstorm at Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

Just before the rainbow disappeared.


On The Edge

I got brave last week and ventured out to the edge of this point that looks toward Marble Canyon and the Grand Canyon. I set up my camera on a tripod and set the timer to release the shutter every 15 seconds. That was as far as I got to the edge! Looked like a 2,000 foot drop below.

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Cropped version.


Remote Marble Canyon

Marble Canyon is that canyon that precedes the Grand Canyon. It’s a tough opening act but Marble Canyon is spectacular if not as grand.  Marble Canyon is actually part of Grand Canyon National Park. John Wesley Powell gave it it’s name even though there is no marble in the canyon. He thought its walls looked like marble.

I approached the rim of Marble Canyon last week from a road that few venture on. It’s a decent dirt road off Arizona Highway 89A. On my BLM map, it’s road 8910 and you take it about 25 miles to get to the canyon’s edge. When I camp at the upper elevations of the Kaibab National Forest in the summer, I look straight down towards Marble Canyon. From above it is a sharply defined rupture in the earth’s crust. The landscape is very flat leading up to the edge. But when you get to the rim, your breathe is taken away. You look straight down to its bottom and the Colorado River.

A backcountry road leads you through the Kaibab National Forest to Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Road 8910 leads to remote view points of Marble Canyon.

 

Kaibab Camping Spot_0519I camp from the top of the Kaibab Plateau above and have a birdseye view of Marble Canyon. But you need to be at the rim to see the bottom.

 

Rays of sunlight light up the desert landscape around Marble Canyon near Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

The Colorado River has carved Marble Canyon just before The Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona

From Saddle Mountain.

 

Storm clouds develop along Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

You have to reach the very edge of the rim for these views.

 

A thunderstorm passes along Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

A thunderstorm passes along Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

A thunderstorm passes along Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

Looking towards The Grand Canyon.

 

A thunderstorm passes along Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

A thunderstorm passes along Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

A thunderstorm passes along Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

A thunderstorm passes along Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

A thunderstorm passes along Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

From a side canyon of Marble Canyon.