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Photography Challenges, Travel

Travel Theme: Big

Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

There’s nothing quite like the grandness of the open sky and the vast landscape that lies beneath it.  The Grand Canyon sums this up for me as shown in the self titled image above taken from the Southern Rim. According to Wikipedia, the Grand Canyon is 446 km (277 miles) long, up to 29 km (18 miles) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,000 feet or 1,800 meters).

“Redwood Sky” is my second image below.  These are of the giant coastal redwood trees in Muir Woods, just across the bay from San Francisco.  Redwoods are the tallest trees in the world (big goes to the Giant Sequoia).  They’re still big, I couldn’t fit a tree into a single image, the person walking down the footpath shows the scale of their size.  The redwoods in Muir wood grow to about 80 meters (over 260 ft) but are known to grow higher further north (115 m or 380 ft) and can live up to 2200 years (that’s big in age).

See here for more submissions for this weeks Where’s My Backpack? travel theme.

Redwood Sky

“Redwood Sky”, Muir Woods, Marin County, California, USA

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Discussion

4 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Big

  1. Great photos

    Posted by Swati Singh | August 30, 2013, 6:34 am
  2. the grand canyon picture is superb 🙂

    Posted by joshi daniel | September 22, 2013, 6:18 am

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