New Improved Waterfall

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    Fifty-Foot Falls was greatly enlarged by the flood of 2008 (open picture for more views). A small cascade hidden in the trees became a major drop, over 50' high. Because of its resemblance to the extinct Navajo Falls downstream, another unofficial title is New Navajo Falls. It's about 1/8 mile above the new Rock Falls. The flood not only enlarged this fall dramatically, it created two more notable waterfalls downstream (above Havasu Falls).

    The pool is good for swimming, but too shallow for cliff jumping. Perhaps over time it will deepen. When it does, this will be a scary leap!

    Notice how quickly the aprons form on the cliffs. Several large ones only 4 years old are visible. Algae grows on rock protrusions, which then become coated with travertine. Judging from the evidence here, it appears the large travertine aprons seen at Havasu and Mooney Falls could have formed relatively quickly.

    For a tour of the canyon, see my complete Havasupai set.

    Carole Savage, funpics47, and 35 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Geographyman 46 months ago | reply

      I actually like the fast shutter speed better because the whiteness of the water fits in with the colourful background more smoothly. Both are my favourite from the front page today.

    2. funpics47 46 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous! I like the faster speed best.

    3. Patrick N. Oglesby 46 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous, Dave, but I like the slower shutter speed and longer exposure best.

    4. Mountain Man JC13 46 months ago | reply

      This is a wonderful shot. Love all the detail, possibly enhanced by the slow shutter speed. In any case, well done.

    5. Perry Dovell [deleted] 46 months ago | reply

      Great composition!

    6. gerard a b 46 months ago | reply

      schitterende opname!!!

    7. SkyKing and Queenie [deleted] 46 months ago | reply

      Nice falls...I admit it...I'm a sucker for silky water.

    8. John Sanguinetti 46 months ago | reply

      Congrats on Explore!!

    9. ferpectshotz 46 months ago | reply

      great wonderful capture!!
      Congrats on Explore

    10. Chad McDonald 46 months ago | reply

      Stunning Work! Congrats on Explore! Well Deserved!

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    11. Mahmoud B 46 months ago | reply

      Splendid capture

    12. Danilo Antonini (Pescarese) 46 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot!

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    13. Rebeca Mello 46 months ago | reply

      Excellent work !!!! ; )

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    14. Stefano Gazzarri 46 months ago | reply

      Maravillosas fotos color y los detalles .... realmente hermosa CUMPLIDOS

    15. Keen Observer9 [deleted] 45 months ago | reply

      This is good photography, nice!

    16. thai-on 45 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot! Congrats on Explore!!

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