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Grand Canyon Pictorial

Updated on November 13, 2013

The Grand Canyon is a mystical, and a very magical place in this world. The Grand Canyon is as fascinating to mankind as fire. Odd shapes, and brilliant colors have been cut out of solid rock over the coarse of time. Thanks to the mighty Colorado River, with rapids rated up to number eight on the scale, the Grand Canyon is both a creation of water and time.

Millions and millions of people from all over this big world come to witness for themselves, all of the Grand Canyon's natural beauty each and every year. Every word known to man has been used in an attempt to describe all of the Grand Canyon's grandeur. It's even possible that the proper word to describe the Grand Canyon hasn't even been invented yet by mankind. I've always felt that "The Vault of Heaven" comes the closest that I've ever heard of when it comes to trying to describe all of the Grand Canyon's natural beauty.

There have been untold volumes and volumes of books written about the Grand Canyon, and all of it's beauty. There are those that believe that everything interesting has already been written about the Grand Canyon, however I don't see how that's at all possible. One thing that I'm convinced of is that there's no way all of the Grand Canyon can ever be photographed. The Grand Canyon is just simply much to big for every angle, and every single area that it encompasses to ever be completely 100% photographed. So I figured it's now my turn to write a hub about the Grand Canyon complete with photographs.

Another goal of mine, when it comes to writing about the Grand Canyon, is to make this the second biggest hub ever on all of the hub pages. The unofficial biggest hub will always be the now unpublished "The Wonderful World of Possums". This hub is going to be comprised of one massive Grand Canyon pictorial, which I truly hope that everyone out there enjoys.

All of these photographs were taken on the Grand Canyon's South rim in the great state of Arizona. These pictures were all taken on July 4th 2012, which was recorded as the coldest July Fourth at the Grand Canyon in over one hundred years. On this same day the town of Tusayan, Arizona, which is located just below the South rim of the Grand Canyon, celebrated with a parade both the July fourth holiday, and Arizona's 100th birthday of becoming the 48th state of the United States of America.

I took all the pictures myself in this Grand Canyon pictorial, as I've named it, along the entire Grand Canyon's South rim's Desert View Drive from one end to the other end. I photographed From Hermits Rest on the Western tip of the South rim to the Desert View Watch Tower, which is located on the far Eastern side of the South rim.

Another reason I decided to write this hub about the Grand Canyon, is because I wanted to share these pictures with everyone on the hub pages. I realize that not everybody agrees with this, but I think it's just selfish to keep photographs like these hidden away in a closed photo album, or on a memory chip of a digital camera where no one else can enjoy them. And on top of that if anything happens like fire or theft, then the photographs are gone forever. By doing it this way, and by putting them on the hub pages, these photographs will always be out there for everyone to see and enjoy.

In closing I would like to add, that I give my permission and blessing to anyone who would like to use any of these photographs for their own purpose, which I myself took of the Grand Canyon. Thank you for stopping by, and I hope everyone has the opportunity someday to visit the beautiful Grand Canyon along with all of the wonderful park rangers who are working there.

I had to put at least one picture of some Possums in this hub before it ended!
I had to put at least one picture of some Possums in this hub before it ended!


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      possum lover 13 months ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

      Thank you Jo for the wonderful comment. You are the first hubber to comment on this hub in over 11 months. Thanks again.

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      Jo Miller 14 months ago from Tennessee

      Great idea for what to do with all of those old travel photos! Our house is full of them.

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      Gilbert Arevalo 2 years ago from Hacienda Heights, California

      Beautiful vicarious experience through the photos!

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Awesome pictures, I have seen the Grand Canyon and your photos come in a close second.

      Thanks for the tour

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      David B Katague 2 years ago from Northern California and the Philippines

      Nice Shots. It must have been nice to have captions and just 50 photos should be adeqauate. After a while the photos looked about the same. Thanks for sharing!

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      Robert E Smith 2 years ago from Rochester, New York

      I have always thought that the Grand Canyon would be a great place to go. I just don't do too well outside for such long periods. I don't do too well with sunshine. Sunshine on my shoulder doesn't make me happy. Seriously, the majesty of God's creation is mind-boggling. I know that seeing it in person would be many times the experience of seeing these wonderful pictures but I thank you for sharing. Good article. I voted up. Bob.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      I've never visited Grand Canyon but enjoyed your photos. Several were quite intriguing (the risk of fall sign, sign about don't harm the snakes). I loved that surprise possum shot at the end.

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      cheeluarv 2 years ago from INDIA

      Great idea and wonderful photos!

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      Lawrence Hebb 2 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      I visited the Canyon in June 1982. It was amazing then and it's still stunning now. Thank you for the photographic journey


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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Great pictures of the Grand Canyon! I had the opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon (with the flu) for a short time but I loved the experience!

      Thank you for sharing your pictures .... and the one of the possums as well :-)))

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      Bernadyn 4 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

      Amazing photos and makes me want to visit the Grand Canyon even more. I have yet to visit but I've always wanted to go. I agree with you about photos being posted on-line for all to see; it's better than staying in photo albums that don't get opened too often. I enjoyed this article, voted up and thanks for sharing!

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      possum lover 4 years ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

      Thank you Crystal for the complement. We were there at sunset, which is when a lot of these photos were taken. I'm glad you enjoyed them.

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      Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

      Beautiful pictures! I've heard the colors are brilliant at sunrise and sunset. We were there in the middle of the day, and the colors were muted, but still extraordinary.

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      possum lover 5 years ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

      Thank you Donnie, I took all of these photographs myself in July of 2012. Come back and visit again sometime.

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      Donnie 5 years ago

      That was a lot of pretty cool pictures.

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      LyttleTwoTwo 5 years ago from Canada

      This was a great hub to get lost in for a while, thank you my eyes needed some uncrossing. I have yet to visit here the Grand Canyon, but would love to. Its so awe inspiring and breath takingly large.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      My hubby has always wanted to visit this beautiful place. Maybe some day we will get to see this awesome sight. Thanks for sharing this with us. Wonderful photo tour.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great picture hub on the Grand Canyon, loved all the great and beautiful pictures,well done !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Nancy Yager 5 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Wow what great pictures. Really enjoyed them. The Grand Canyon is such a great place to visit.

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Love these shots of the Canyon.

      And those possums; they're so ugly they're adorable.

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      Eric Dierker 5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      A little heavy with the pictures with no captions. I liked them very much. Then again I grew up just 60 miles as the crow flies south of there. And thanks for the possom shot.