Here are the photos from the last week travelling through Arizona and Utah’s canyon country and the Navajo Nation.
For accompanying story behind the pictures see my last post Deserts deserts everywhere.
The start of the week was in Flagstaff where we visited the Lowell Observatory
And got to witness with expert commentary the rising of Earth’s shadow in the East as the sun set in the West.
We moved onto the Grand Canyon, one of the seven wonders of the world.
We moved on through the desert and driving late we got to enjoy some spectacular sunsets over the next few nights
The drive to Monument Valley was fantastic… just as imagined from films (picture at top) and we passed various interesting points
We moved onto Bryce Canyon on Thursday. Now this may be a little controversial but I, personally, think that Bryce Canyon is a little bit more spectacular and special than the Grand Canyon. Yes, the Grand Canyon is vast on an almost unimaginable scale even when stood there looking at it but Bryce… well Bryce is eye poppingly, brain frazzlingly, skin tinglingly beautiful. It’s colours are more vibrant and it’s geology more unique and interesting… Well I think anyway. On top of there there is more wildlife easy to spot with fewer people and the subsequent need for less car parking and so on and due to the extreme conditions at Bryce the plants have adapted in fascinating and incredible ways. We spotted prairie dogs and chipmunks as well as various birds and interesting flora.