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Cliffs of the Grand Staircase

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 10 January 2018 in Landscape & Rural.

Looking northwest, some of the cliffs of the Grand Staircase catch the early light. The Grand Staircase, that stretches from the Kaibab Plateau in northern Arizona to the Pausaugunt Plateau in southern Utah, is a series of cliffs that rise 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) from the bottom to the top of the "staircase". The pink cliffs here are the top of the staircase at Bryce Canyon National Park.

We should note that Kodachrome Basin State Park is surrounded by the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument which is a huge and largely wild place. At least, it was when I was there. The current corpulent occupant of the White House has proposed reducing its size by half to allow for the rape of the land by mining and oil interests. It's my understanding that lawsuits are being prepared to challenge this unconscionable action.

Kodachrome Basin State Park
Southern Utah, USA

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

For some reason nature is not appreciated as a matter which is absolutely essential to good man's life. I read in the magazine, the White House host had said during the severe frosts that the warmth of the climate was now in use. One should think about where we live if the planet dies due to human activities. It's already very sick.

10 Jan 2018 5:38am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel contraste entre la végétai ton et la couleur rouge de la terre sueprbe
Belle journée

10 Jan 2018 6:31am

Martine from France

Joli paysage avec de belles couleurs.

10 Jan 2018 6:39am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Très belles couleurs, magnifique contraste dans ce paysage. )

10 Jan 2018 6:51am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Wonderful earthy colors. I also enjoyed your writeup.

10 Jan 2018 7:47am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing view.

10 Jan 2018 7:48am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like very much the light on the background in contrast with the foreground. A beautiful landscape

10 Jan 2018 8:08am

jean pierre a from France

compo, couleurs et lumière extra!! amitiés

10 Jan 2018 8:33am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Oh, this is amazing !

10 Jan 2018 8:59am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb landscape and colors!

10 Jan 2018 9:31am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely light in this fascinating and almost other-worldly landscape.

10 Jan 2018 9:48am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Un magnifique paysage !

10 Jan 2018 10:20am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What a beautiful red earth reminds me of our journey through Utah

10 Jan 2018 11:05am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Now....I read it was Utah ;-0

10 Jan 2018 11:05am

Devi from Chennai, India

wonderful image !! What a lovely terrain here !!!

10 Jan 2018 11:29am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful composition !

10 Jan 2018 11:52am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


10 Jan 2018 2:35pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine capture of this colorful landscape. I hope the size of the national monument is not reduced.

10 Jan 2018 4:07pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A beautiful natural scene

10 Jan 2018 4:13pm

franz from Baden, Austria

I really like the effective composition, with the dark, closeup foreground, and the bright, sunlit cliffs in the distance.
The 'corpulent incumbent' does have dangerously crazy ideas, if I may say so as a 'foreigner' ... :-(

10 Jan 2018 5:35pm

willy from Belgium

un superbe cliché de ce joli paysage Steven


10 Jan 2018 5:51pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Like the green brown combination.

10 Jan 2018 6:32pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Gorgeous view from the foreground to the background!! Thank you for the background on the Grand Staircase. I couldn't quite grasp it when visiting Bryce Canyon. I hope those lawsuits are filed quickly with regard to the raping of the land. :-)

10 Jan 2018 7:16pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Beautiful light, color and depth

10 Jan 2018 8:21pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Incredible scenery. Incredulous proposition.

10 Jan 2018 9:22pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Magnificent view. Beautiful. Excellent composition.

10 Jan 2018 10:48pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A spectacular view. I love the pink color. I visited Bryce Canyon many years ago and it was breathtaking. Wonderful narrative information. I would like to visit again before it gets turned into strip mining or some other such thing.

10 Jan 2018 10:58pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Such an amazing and beautiful scene from a precious are that I am proud to have visited, thank goodness! It is so beautiful. I think it’s despicable what is happening... hoping for a stop to all the madness.

11 Jan 2018 4:12am