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.

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Taken on April 10, 2008