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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

 


Colorado River Rafters

The river swirls on the first day of the raft trip down the Colorado River into the Grand Canyon.  After putting in at Lee’s Ferry the raft meanders through Marble Canyon underneath Navajo Bridge.  All of the gear is battened down and now it is time to relax and get into the trip.  Standing on top of the bridge I get to watch my friends Joe and Bonnie Stevens as they head into the “Great Unknown”.  The Colorado runs green and cold today as the water comes out of the bottom of Glen Canyon Dam.  In 1869 John Wesley Powell commanded the first boat expedition down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.   At that time there was no dam and the river was a reddish brown color from all of the sediment being washed down from the mountain streams.