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Journey Through The Grand Canyon

Inge Johnsson

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Toronto, ON - Canada

congrats ingrid

Inge Johnsson replied:

Thanks, but who is Ingrid?

Hartsdale, NY - United States

Beautiful shot, Inge. Congrats on the sale!

Calgary, AB - Canada

Lovely! Congratulations on your sale.

Parma, OH - United States

Great shot! Congrats on the sale!

Whitehouse Station, NJ - United States

Great grand landscape! Congratulations on your sale!

Franklin Square, NY - United States

Fantastic photo Inge, congratulations on your sale

Miami, FL - United States

Nice work, congratulations on your sale.

Inge Johnsson replied:

Many thanks, Ed.

Lyon - France

Gorgeous!! congrats on your sale Inge!

Inge Johnsson replied:

Thank you, Elise

Yuma, AZ - United States

Wonderful eye level capture!

Inge Johnsson replied:

Thanks! One of the few images I took from the raft.

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Title

Journey Through The Grand Canyon

Artist

Inge Johnsson

Medium

Photograph - Digital Capture, Watermark Not On Actual Print

Description

View of the towering walls of the Grand Canyon seen from a raft on the Colorado River.
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Captured with Canon 5D and Canon EF 17-40/4L lens.
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The Grand Canyon (Hopi: Ongtupqa; Yavapai: Wi:kaʼi:la) is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the United States in the state of Arizona. It is contained within and managed by Grand Canyon National Park, the Hualapai Tribal Nation, and the Havasupai Tribe. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of preservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited it on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery. It is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,000 feet / 1,800 metres). Nearly two billion years of the Earth's geological history has been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. While the specific geologic processes and timing that formed the Grand Canyon are the subject of debate by geologists,[4] recent evidence suggests the Colorado River established its course through the canyon at least 17 million years ago. Since that time, the Colorado River continued to erode and form the canyon to its present-day configuration.
For thousands of years, the area has been continuously inhabited by Native Americans who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon ("Ongtupqa" in Hopi language) a holy site and made pilgrimages to it. The first European known to have viewed the Grand Canyon was Garc�a L�pez de C�rdenas from Spain, who arrived in 1540.
The Grand Canyon is a huge fissure in the Colorado Plateau that exposes uplifted Proterozoic and Paleozoic strata, and is also one of the 19 distinct physiographic sections of the Colorado Plateau province. It is not the deepest canyon in the world (Kali Gandaki Gorge in Nepal is far deeper), nor the widest (Capertee Valley in Australia is about 0.6 mi/1 km wider and longer than Grand Canyon); however, the Grand Canyon is known for its visually overwhelming size and its intricate and colorful landscape. Geologically it is significant because of the thick sequence of ancient rocks that is beautifully preserved and exposed in the walls of the canyon. These rock layers record much of the early geologic history of the North American continent.

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