Light from a late afternoon and setting sun is observed along Marble Canyon, Arizona. Watch in HiDef in Full Screen
A partial rainbow appears amongst the sheets of rain along The North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
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
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.
Last Friday’s full moon captured near the Grand Canyon. A prescribed forest fire nearby added some smoke and cool color.
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
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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
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
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.
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.