Sunrise at the Navajo East Rim

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D810
2584963/1000000 sec. / ISO 100
State/Province/Region
Arizona
Nearest Area
Western edge of the Navajo Nation, Grand Canyon National Park
Town
Willow Springs
Brief Directions

This area is accessible by high clearance vehicle, navigating a maze of 2-track trails, about 25 miles from Highway 89.

Description

The title of this image is “Navajo Dawn” however, this was taken during sunset. The title is short for dawn of the Navajo, and makes reference to this area being the spiritual birthplace of the Navajo people. This sacred and highly scenic and remote area has been under siege in recent years, because of the proposed Escalade Project. The proposed project included building a resort on the land, as well as a gondola type tram, running from the rim, down to the canyon floor. I explored the area, and found this particular scene, and while it was not accompanied by dramatic conditions, I have never seen this composition photographed before.

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Date Added
August 24, 2018
Date Taken
May 23, 2018

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