Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sky and Nest in Slot Canyon

The slot canyons are made of sandstone. The slot canyons can be very dangerous.

People die in the slot canyons when water far upstream occurs. A cloudburst of rain can cause a wall of water to rush through the slot canyons, and it does happen.

A large area on the surface that receives rain can mean that all of the water will flow through the slot canyon like a funnel.

There is no advance warning so you really have to pay attention to the weather and the surrounding area and conditions before going into the slot canyons.

19 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

The colors, the lighting, ahhhh!

B SQUARED said...

There is a photographer whose work I really like;Peter Lik. Your work is similar in texture to his. Very well done.

Kate said...

Great photo of the canyon with remarkable light and dark. Wonderful to view. Visiting a slot canyon, however, doesn't sound like a walk in the park!

Bibi said...

Beautiful...it looks like large chucks of chocolate...

Sharon said...

Another gorgeous shot.

Mike said...

Beautiful! The Slot Canyons are at the top of my list of places to photograph in AZ. Thanks for sharing!

Lois said...

Beautiful!

scottsdalearizonanews said...

Nice! With other people in the slot - I bet it's hard to capture a pic like that.

PAK said...

It looks great, but is seems to be dangerous...

Thérèse said...

Better not go alone if I understand correctly. But sharing that kind of view is a treat.
Beautifully captured!

glenda said...

Great photo. This seems to be a safe place for a nest. The blow snake yesterday was huge. Why did you think it had fallen?

Gaelyn said...

It is amazing to see rocks, vegetation and tree trunks many feet above your head when in a slot canyon. Have you hiked Buckskin Gulch? That was my first slot.

Trojan Gayle said...

This colours and textures of light of this photo is really stunning especially when you enlarge it. Gorgeous !

Bill S. said...

Beautiful colors and photos. Great work.

robert said...

What an incredible photo!

Don and Krise said...

You are right. If you're going to be anywhere out of your normal element do your homework. It could save your life. Julie these are wonderful photos you've been sharing with us.

Mirela said...

That's a terrible place for a nest! Poor birds... But a wonderful shot! One of the things I want to see on my US road is such canyon...

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Colors,light and the photo is fantastic !! I loved the shot !!Unseen Rajasthan

~Cheryl said...

Magnificent color and texture! They don't call them "flash floods" for nothing -- we want to return to Zion Nat'l Park in the "dry season" when more of the trails are open. Ahhh....Nature!

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