Friday, October 7, 2011

Zion's Virgin River



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it. Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)

Zion Canyon in Utah was carved out by the Virgin River over the millions of years. When we visited Zion National Park in June, the river looked quiet and dreamy -- not at all like something that could form that deep and majestic canyon. This picture of the river was taken on the Riverside Walk along the river near the head of canyon.

24 comments:

Indrani said...

Nice flow captured.

Pam said...

I love how you captured the flow of the water along the river.
Beautiful photo, George.
be well and happy,
Pam

The Incredible Woody said...

Beautiful shot of a beautiful place!

Sandra said...

did you see the small cave at lower right? this is really pretty. a perfect hole for a small critter to hide in, or maybe a SNAKE

Sandra said...

I would love to stand here today and hear the water as it runs by.

imac said...

real nice shot George.

Ginny said...

The water almost looks like silk. And it is such a pretty color. It looks like it would be safe to drink, but since it is a river, probably not. Sandra has a sharp eye!!!

A Lady's Life said...

you really find good places to take such beautiful shots! :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WOW!!! That's pretty.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

really exquisite shot!

great colours and composition!
love it!

Happyone:-) said...

I love pictures of water. So calming.

Lynda said...

Oh, George - - that is gorgeous. It looks like something that should be framed or on a calendar!

Kim, USA said...

Wow for a river to carved a canyon is something else. Thanks for sharing George and happy weekend!

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rainfield61 said...

I would like to be part of the beautiful flow.

So dreamy..

troutbirder said...

Wonderful picture George. Barb and I absolutely have to visit those Utah National Parks next year...

Fábio Martins said...

Lovely place to relax. I want a place like this :)

Angela said...

Stunning! Makes one wish to live near running water like that just to hear the peaceful sounds it makes.

teca said...

One of the places I like to be... how magnificent picture, Sir!
Have a great week.
Warm hug.

SandyCarlson said...

Much goes into the making of a river. Your photo captures it beautifully.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautiful waterfall ...

Marie (once The Tile Lady) said...

It looks so peaceful there. I bet the cold water on bare feet and the sounds of the birds could keep one there for hours!

Ben said...

We drove through there once at dusk. I wish we had time to explore it. I just ran into a recent college graduate who got a job out there leading tours. I'd love to go back.

Leovi said...

Beautiful and spectacular picture, I like.

Stephany said...

I'm so glad I enlarged this photo, otherwise, I would have missed all the details. Like the hollow in the rock and the little stack of four rocks at bottom center. Great capture of the water flow, George!