Grand Canyon Sunny

JohnDSmith

Norman, United States

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Grand Canyon,Arizona,U.S.A.

DeeZ 5Cs Awards Showcase, Image of the Day – February 25, 2012

Sony a100
1/25 sec.f/5.6
15mm
Tamron 10/24mm
ISO 80
Enhanced in topaz
As of 4/11/11:
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Grand Canyon fatalities
600 deaths have occurred in the Grand Canyon since the 1870s. Some of these deaths occurred as the result of overly zealous photographic endeavors, some were the result of airplane collisions within the canyon, and some visitors drowned in the Colorado River. Many hikers overestimate their fitness level, become dehydrated and confused, and must be rescued. The Park Service now posts a picture of an attractive and fit young man at several trailheads with the caption “Every year we rescue hundreds of people from the Canyon. Most of them look like him”, in an attempt to discourage hikers from feats which are beyond their abilities.

Of the fatalities, 53 have resulted from falls; 65 deaths were attributable to environmental causes, including heat stroke, cardiac arrest, dehydration, and hypothermia; 7 were caught in flash floods; 79 were drowned in the Colorado River; 242 perished in airplane and helicopter crashes (128 of them in the 1956 disaster mentioned below); 25 died in freak errors and accidents, including lightning strikes and rock falls; 48 committed suicide; and 23 were the victims of homicides.

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