Photo Submission by Peter Lik on Aug 21, 2014 - 15:08
About the Photo
The Grand Canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. I needed an exceptional image to display its magnificence. My first challenge was to discover a place of true presence – to showcase the grandeur and scale of this wonderland. I’ve visited the South Rim numerous times but never got the shot I was chasing. I love the perspective from this point, I just needed Mother Nature to cooperate.
Setting up on the 4,000 foot sheer vertical cliffs was such a rush – to see such a majestic landscape in front of me blew my mind. After four days of coming back to the same location, a storm finally rolled in – and answered my prayers. Now it was pressing that shutter at the perfect moment. I was going to wait for the sun to descend a little lower – but pure instinct kicked in and I knew the moment was now. I took the shot, and it paid off. Seconds later the sun was gone – and so was the shot. Now I had time to breathe. I stood there in total awe of what I had just witnessed.