Most photographers would pay a fortune to have clouds in their sky when shooting landscapes. Personally, I love a clean, beautiful blue sky - especially when I'm on holiday.
But it is true, however, that when shooting a subject that is widely photographed by millions of people every year - the Grand Canyon get 5 million visitors yearly! - the one thing that can make your photos different from your fellow photographers is the weather. Naturally, and understandably, the clouds have different shapes every time.
Here, the cloud formation is intricate and striking, but the giant buckets of water falling on the south rim of the Grand Canyon is spectacular and incredible! It was just like watching a live show on a grand scale.
Something that I find amazing about the Grand Canyon is how flat it is on the surface, but how dented it is in the inside. And all that because of a small stream that started on this plateau 20 million years ago. We can see a little bit of the Colorado river on the bottom left of this image.
In the photo below we can see a path on top of the sunny little plateau on the bottom right. This is Bright Angel trail, the only trail descending 5000 feet (1.5km) to the Colorado river. It is not advised to walk down the trail and up again on the same day. Hazards hiker can encounter during the trek include dehydration, sudden rainstorms, flash floods, rockfall and extreme heat.
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