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South Rim Shower

Afternoon rain shower over the South Rim as seen from the North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

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This image is part of my Grand Canyon set.

 

After visiting Cape Royal at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, we started to drive back to our campsite but following the road back to the North Rim Campground we could see an approaching storm over the canyon. We actually stopped at several pullouts on the way back, making images at each stop. This storm was fast-moving but never did reach us. The afternoon sunlight highlighted the falling rain and we stared in wonder as this storm quickly developed and dissipated.

 

This particular day, the first of four in the Grand Canyon, was a wild weather day. Earlier this day there was a light snow but most of the day was lovely with large, puffy clouds in the sky. Only late in the afternoon was there more drama with this quick-moving rainstorm.

 

This is a panorama stitched together from eight singles, all made with a Nikon D40 and Nikkor 12-24mm.

 

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Taken in October 2011