Wild Weekly’s Photo Contest: Clouds

I’m participating in the online adventure travel and outdoor photography magazine Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggersThis week’s Challenge is: Clouds!

Do you remember as a kid looking at clouds to imagine the shapes and objects you could find there?

Here is a dragon!CRW_0034

Clouds also means lighting storms.

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You normally see clouds in the sky, but sometimes clouds do strange things. For example, have you ever seen clouds below the rim of the Grand Canyon? At sunset, during the winter? Doesn’t happen very often.

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Sometimes storms can build very quickly, especially here in the desert. Here is West Temple in Zion National Park.

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Now, here is the same mountain ten minutes later:

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A couple of minutes later it gets even thicker:

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Within ten to fifteen minutes, it looks like this:

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Finally it cleared up about twenty minutes later.

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Looking at this storm was an awesome experience, since it has been a long time since I’ve seen a storm like this. What I found out later is that the town of Virgin, Utah was flooded out and some friends lost their homes from this flood.

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge- Sunsets

I’m participating in the online adventure travel magazine LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers. This week’s Challenge is: Sunsets!

This week, I decided to add some of my favorite sunsets that I have captured.

I wanted to add more, but I’ll save them for another time.  These images are available as prints at www.kellyguymon.com

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Grand Canyon, Yavapai Point

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Monument Valley, AZ, sunrise

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Inversion at Sunset, Bright Angel Trailhead

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Smoky Sunset, Grand Canyon. Taken during a forest fire on the North Rim.

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Sunset at Grand Canyon Airport

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Sunset at Bryce Canyon, Fairyland, with the Sinking Ship and Moon.

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Panoramic Sunset of Grand Canyon North Rim

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Sunset at Joshua Tree Forest, AZ

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Sunrise, Zion National Park