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There are countless canyons just like this one in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.     Photo: Darrell Staggs

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Think twice about this reflection

This canyon—in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area near the Arizona/Utah Border—housed a pool of water that was sheltered from any wind. The surface created a perfect mirror for the canyon walls lit by the late afternoon sun, which was rapidly descending towards the horizon. The lighting was changing every minute; at this time of day, you can sit in a single spot and take an evolving set of images of the same subject. Not all spectacular shots are obvious.

TOOLS: Panasonic DMC G3, 1/80 second, f/5.6, ISO 800

Courtesy of the U.S. Department of the Interior

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