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While taking our well deserved lunch break by the almighty Colorado River, we enjoyed watching a group of daredevils rafting down the river. Although the sun was still hung high, it was time for us to head back. The days were shorter in September. We took the same Havasu Creek route that we had taken to get to the river back to the campground. The scenery now looked different as we were gaining elevation. Especially as we walked along the creek, the vegetation surrounding the blue-green stream looked quite full of life juxtaposed against the dry canyon walls glowing in orange by the bouncing sunlight. Those high canyon walls mostly spared us from getting overheated in the sun, but at times it was inevitable. Certainly it felt cooler in the shade. And the stream looked quite enticing for a quick dip.

Grand Canyon, AZ

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
  • 16mm / 1/30 sec at ƒ/4.0 / ISO 100
  • Taken 9/24/2016

© 2017 H Peter Ji

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I am a photographer. My photos have been sold on EyeEm, Adobe Stock and ShutterStock and also featured on ViewBug and G+ Landscape Photography Community, and via Death Valley National Park Instagram and Facebook. My work is the natural byproduct of my love for outdoors – backpacking, hiking and camping in nature.


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