Snowy Canyon

December 6, 2011 by Jason Hines

Sunday, Kristi and I got up early and headed out to the Grand Canyon. I had been keeping a very close eye on the weather in the area and knew that they had gotten quite a bit of snow over the last few days and that the storm was to be breaking up. We got there before dawn, bundled up (the weather was a reasonable 4º), and starting walking to what I hoped would be a good vantage point. As dawn approached, I realized that the canyon was covered by a layer of fog so thick that I couldn’t even see it!

Slowly, the sun started to come up and even more slowly the fog started to dissipate revealing a truly breath taking sight. The fresh snow, the thin clouds, the shining sun, all combined with the extraordinary view of the Grand Canyon made this a day I will never forget! Be sure to click on the image to view a larger size. Thank you everyone for your comments and shares!

Snow Covered Grand Canyon

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon 16-35
Processing: Photoshop CS5
Image Type: Single Esposure


  1. Len Saltiel says:

    This is stunning Jason. Just love everything about it. I will be there in May but I’m sure I won’t see snow.
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  2. Dave DiCello says:

    This is just breathtaking Jason, deserves to be hung on a wall.
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  3. Jim Denham says:

    Awesome image Jason – sounds like a wonderful morning!
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  4. Heath O'Fee says:

    Wow, dude – this is an amazing shot. That low hanging cloud in the top left of the frame makes it for me. Very well done.
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  5. Scott Wood says:

    Wow, simply stunning. Very well done.
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  6. Breathtaking talk Jason. Holy crap this is good.

  7. Mary says:

    Absolutely wonderful. Truly a winter wonderland.

  8. Bob Lussier says:

    This is awesome. Planning paid off!
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  9. Rick Louie says:

    Such a dramatic scene! Nice capture. I love the red rock with snow on it. This is a place that’s on my list for this year. I think I’ll make this a winter time trip.
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  10. So good man…so good. What a spectacular scene.
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  11. Dave Wilson says:

    Very nice indeed! It’s been 25 years since I was last there. I think it’s about time I made a plan to get back!
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  12. Just gorgeous. Love that you went single exposure here. Stunning scene.
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  13. This is phenomenal! What a beautiful scene!
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  14. Adam Olson says:

    Awesome shot! I always love seeing the snowy canyon shots.
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  15. Simply stunning! Your planning really helped produce a wonderful image. This needs to be printed as large as possible and hung on a wall.
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  16. A.Barlow says:

    wow, never seen this with snow! That’s awesome.

  17. Curt Fleenor says:

    Spectacular shot Jason, it’s really odd to see the desert southwest covered in snow!
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  18. Chris Nitz says:

    Just….so….gorgeous. I’m at a loss on this one!
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  19. Iza says:

    This cloud on the left is amazing. It makes this image, in my opinion. It is really beautiful- it makes me want to go and visit Grand Canyon on the edge of winter, to see the first snow.
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