Colorado River Bend - Grand Canyon by Inge Johnsson

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Spending the night on a sand bar at Cardenas Creek, during my 12 day rafting journey through the entire length of this magical canyon, I watched in awe as the setting sun made the Grand Canyon rim seem to almost glow from a fire within.

Camera/lens: Canon 5D, Canon EF 28-70/2.8L
Place: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA
Featured in: “Seasons Change”, “Style! Class! Elegance! Excellence!” and “DeeZ 5Cs Awards”

Travel & Nature photographer who currently resides in Frisco, Texas

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  • annalisa bianchetti
    annalisa bianc...almost 5 years ago

    Brilliant !!!

  • Thanks, appreciate the kind comment

    – Inge Johnsson

  • Heather  Waller-Rivet  IPA
    Heather Walle...almost 5 years ago

    spot on

  • Glad you think so. Thanks :^)

    – Inge Johnsson

  • RedRose1
    RedRose1almost 5 years ago

    Great shot!!! :))

  • Thanks!

    – Inge Johnsson

  • Andrew Murrell
    Andrew Murrellover 4 years ago

    Your making me want to go back again.

  • You can never get enough of this place. Ill be back there sometime on, I hope. Maybe even on the river.

    – Inge Johnsson

  • …and thanks for the feature!

    – Inge Johnsson

  • Barb White
    Barb Whiteover 4 years ago

    nice one, Inge! Gorgeous!

  • Many thanks, Barb

    – Inge Johnsson

  • Barbara Burkhardt
    Barbara Burkhardtover 4 years ago

    Am I right in thinking this is a setting sun?? Brilliant image

  • Yup, sunset on the way down from a ruin near Cardines Creek. Camped down by the river.

    – Inge Johnsson

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 4 years ago

    Wow!! What a gorgeous palette of colors painted by nature in this spectacular landscape scene!! Instant fave!!

  • The Grand Canyon is full of these kinds of layered rock walls. It’s so inspiring and beautiful. Thank You!

    – Inge Johnsson

  • JackieSmith
    JackieSmithover 4 years ago

    Unbeleivable! Great capture!

  • Jackie, thanks so much!

    – Inge Johnsson

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago


  • Thanks for looking, Lorilee

    – Inge Johnsson

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisover 4 years ago

    Hello Inge,

    April 21/2010
    Winner of the Challenge “Where A Stream Bends” in Streams & Stream Crossings!
    Your Image will be the Group Avatar until the end of the next challenge!
    The Colorado River Bend is so wonderful, great job!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus

  • Wow, thanks so much Jokus! I’ve been away for a week photographing the Arizona desert, and just came back this evening.

    – Inge Johnsson

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