Grand Canyon Photos

Here’s a few pictures from our recent trip to the Grand Canyon. The pictures cannot capture the vastness and enormity of this beautiful spot. Standing on the rim looking in the canyon is breath-taking.

I had not expected trees to grow in the canyon.  Many spots are barren, but in other places trees grew abundantly on the walls of the canyon.  Such was the case in this spot near Mather Point. You can also see the layers of red rock in this picture.

  We were surprised by the variety of color in the rock strata.  In contrast to the brilliant red rocks in the last picture, these rocks looked as if they had been bleached white.

 Our first elk-sighting was unexpected and exciting. We were walking around the rim near the Aavapai Point, when she walked out of the woods several feet from us.

Author: Susan Elizabeth Ball

Author of the Christian fiction series Restored Hearts. Book 1, Restorations, was published in October 2010 and Book 2, Reconciliations, in October 2011.

2 thoughts on “Grand Canyon Photos”

  1. Elk are large, eh?
    It is true – one cannot capture the vastness of the Grand Canyon. The border of the picture literally limits it. I remember when I went and came home with pictures. I was so disappointed it didn’t capture the feeling I had while there in person.
    Still – these are great pictures, Susan.

    1. Seeing the elk was pretty cool. She was quite close to us. It was tempting to try to pet her, but of course, we didn’t. The credit for the photos goes to Steve. He does take nice pictures. But you are right, Lenore, that pictures just cannot capture the grandeur and majesty of the canyon.

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