A partial rainbow appears amongst the sheets of rain along The North Rim of the Grand 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.
Eureka Valley is located within Death Valley National Park and was added to the park when Death Valley became a national park in 1994. Death Valley NP is now the largest national park in the lower 48 states at over 3.3 million acres, 50% more than Yellowstone. Ninety One per cent of the park is designated wilderness and Eureka Valley is definitely wilderness. It is approximately 28 miles long and up to 10 miles wide. Eureka Valley could be its own national park. The valley is known for its soaring sand dunes, the colorful Last Chance Range and views to the snow-capped White Mountains that reach some 14,000 feet into the air.
Rain makes an occasional appearance at Death Valley, but only a few inches annually.
Well, almost, it did a little this past Friday. Death Valley only receives 2 inches per year, mostly in the winter. In a lot of locations in this world, you can receive 2 inches of rain in less than an hour. The storm clouds gave Death Valley National Park a look I normally don’t see. The clouds and filtered sunlight produced some memorable images.
Along California’s central coast, Moro Bay is a home for one nice marina and one large ubiquitous rock.
That drought that caused brush fires in California that I highlighted earlier this week, is now a recent memory. California gets rain in the winter and the hills get green, but this winter , they are green green. These hills are east of Paso Robles, on the way to the San Joaquin Valley.
The waterfalls at Zion National Park this week, which are mostly ephemeral, possessed an ethereal or apparitional look. This was due to the high winds that swept the water every which way. These images and more are available as prints or downloadable files at Dawn2Dawn Photography Word Press members receive a 25% discount by applying discount code WP2016.
The rain and wind storm swept through Zion yesterday and produced some great photo ops. More to follow.
Today’s rainstorm ripped through Zion National Park and pretty much kept me inside my vehicle where I film its ferocity. It was tough focusing because of all the water on my windshield. Watch the wind blow the water along the surface of the road
It finally rained at Zion National Park yesterday after a month of parched earth. Things come alive when it pours and it really poured. Waterfalls appear and rising fog adds atmosphere. The Virgin River at The Narrows was closed due to a flow rate of 787 CFS, which is cubic feet per second.