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Desert Bighorn Sheep

Wildlife in the Grand Canyon is full and flourishing.  This desert bighorn sheep lives in some of the most rugged terrain in the west.  The males have large curling horns that can weigh up to 30 pounds.  Desert Bighorn Sheep survive on sparse vegetation and can go for extended periods without water.  They range from the rim to the river and endure extremes in temperature from well below zero to over 100 degrees.  This large male is a spectacular presence, who keeps a keen eye on his harem.   Find The Beauty Every Day – Desert Bighorn Sheep © Doug Allen

I Can See For Miles

The clouds and rain storm passed through the Grand Canyon this afternoon and everything turned grey.  Flat light for sunset is a challenge, but sometimes you have to be patient.  Eventually the sun popped down below the clouds for a couple of minutes.  Just long enough to shoot a few frames and get a big star pattern.  I bracketed seven frames at Moran Point tonight with f-32 and finished with HDR Pro processing in Photoshop CS5 with an artistic twist to make me happy.  Find The Beauty Every Day  –  Moran Point Sunset @ Doug Allen

Sunset Pima Point Grand Canyon

Sunset Pima Point Grand Canyon – Find the Beauty Every Day © Doug Allen


Wall of Flame

Yuma Air Show Sets World Record

This photoshoot at the Yuma Air Show was really a treat.  View my full story on Demotix

A full day on the runway with flight demonstrations by world class aerobatic teams and military units.  The final events of the day were an aerial re-enactment of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor with vintage Zero fighter planes, with the Wall of Flame finale.  The Wall of Flame set a world record.  What a great way to spend the afternoon at Marine Corp Airstation.

US Marine Corp Air Station – Yuma, Arizona, USA, completed a World Record as certified by Guinness Book of World Records, for the longest continuous Wall of Fire at 10,000 feet. The demonstration was part of the M.C.A.S. Yuma 2009 Air Show which commemorates the Marine Corp station’s 50th anniversary. The air show included aerial demonstrations and static displays of United States Military and civilian aircraft. The Wall of Fire was set off after a re-enactment of the WWII attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. The aerial demonstration team flew the Japanese Zeros in the Tora Tora Tora attack formation as the 10,000 foot long by 150 foot high wall of fire was detonated on the runway. The world record was witnessed by a crowd of more than 60,000 spectators. Aerial performances included fly-overs by B-1 Lancer Bombers, F-16 Fighter Jets, P-51 Mustang WWII vintage aircraft, and mid-air refueling of fighter craft.