Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend, Page, Arizona

ISO 100, 12mm, f/13, 1/6sec


Following the Colorado River south from my previous photo at Glen Canyon Dam, you will get to Horseshoe Bend.

The eroding water has created a large horseshoe shaped bend (hence the name) in the landscape. To get there you have to make a pretty steep hike over a hill near the parking lot, from there it's an easy walk down to the bend. The hike back however is up hill again ;)


The photo is taken with an extreme wideangle lens, so it doesn't show how immense this bend really is. A spectacular sight!


Unfortunately the strong wind bombarded my camera with sand and small rocks, so I decided to take only a few quick shots before heading back to the hotel again to clean my camerabag inside out.

  • Dirk Dulfer 7y

    Just to give you an impression of the sheer scale of this mighty bend in the Colorado River, I magnified a piece of this photo. The 2 dark spots in the magnification are actual people.

    Landscape near Horseshoe Bend
  • Matthias 7y

    Geniaal!Lijkt me echt mooi om daar eens te zijn!
  • Saparevo 7y

    Heel erg mooi!! Mij als paardenliefhebber spreekt dit natuurlijk sowieso aan! ;-D. De kleuren zijn fantastisch en met een beetje fantasie kun je zelfs zien dat de aarde rond is. Verder is het zo groots dat we erg veel fantasie nodig hebben om dat te kunnen bevatten.
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  • Erik Hovmiller 7y

    Stunning shot! Very well balanced with the exposure.
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  • Pennina Neumann 7y

    this shot definitely delivers the sensation of vastness.
    amazing landscape. so inviting.
  • DJuniorFan 7y

    Great shot! I stood in that very same spot!
  • Stephen Oachs 7y

    Yeup, been at that same spot. Cool image showing the scale. I dont think people understand just how amazing this place is. Nice capture!
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Taken on April 10, 2008
  • ƒ/13.0
  • 12.0 mm
  • 1/6
  • 100
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