Watery Wednesday #7: The Mighty Colorado River

24 Mar

For this week’s post, I am digging into a 4-year-old archives of Grand Canyon photos.  I found one that had water on it; an aerial view of the Grand Canyon with the mighty Colorado River traversing the canyon. 

Get wet with more water photos here.


Posted by on March 24, 2009 in photo meme, Watery Wednesday


33 responses to “Watery Wednesday #7: The Mighty Colorado River

  1. 2sweetnsaxy

    March 24, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    What an amazing aerial of the Grand Canyon. I’ve never been but always wanted to go. Is that the actual color of the river?

  2. ewok1993

    March 24, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Oh yes, this is an untouched photograph. Of course I was shooting through a glass window. The river changes color from real muddy to this to a toothpaste blue color, which led the pilot/tour guide to comment that they called that part the toothpaste river.

  3. Carletta

    March 24, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    What a vast expanse of beauty!
    I was wondering about the color of the water as well.

  4. Carletta

    March 24, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    As I clicked to leave I saw your comment about the color – I’d love to see it as toothpaste blue! 🙂

    My post is on my photoblog: Carletta’s Captures.

  5. Pekka

    March 24, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    When I see this photo I begin sing Tina Turner`s old song: “River deep, mountain high.” 😉

  6. Guy D

    March 24, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Great photo of the river, you don’t see a perspective like that every day, wow.

    Regina In Pictures

  7. chriscandjonj

    March 24, 2009 at 8:17 pm


  8. Tarolino, Finland

    March 24, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Exceptional photo. i already commented on one Grand Canyon shot below but this one is even better. It just is one of the world’s great wonders. Must be very chalky ground to make such a strange colour on the water.

  9. Margaret

    March 24, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Whenever I see photos of the grand canyon it just makes me say “WOW!!!” and this shot is no exception. Great photo.


  10. Gill

    March 24, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    It’s one place in the world I would love to visit…….great shot

    Gill in Canada

  11. Valkyrien

    March 24, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Grand Canion must be one of earths most remarkable places! Wonderful shot!

  12. Today's Blah...

    March 24, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Wow, and the toothpaste river, can it really clean our teeth? hhahah…kidding aside, this is a great aerial shot. What a marvelous place.

    P.S. Yeah I do, my pop’s from that place. I often go there. How did you know? I was trying to keep it, but you’re so clever to have found it, Sssshhhhh….

  13. Blossom

    March 25, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Grand indeed. It makes my jaw drop open. Lovely!

  14. kallen305

    March 25, 2009 at 1:04 am

    Wonderful shot!!! I love how vast the river looks in your picture.

  15. Ms Hays

    March 25, 2009 at 1:23 am

    I never saw it from that angle, but I’ve been there – several years ago! Great Watery Wednesday post!!!

  16. The Right Blue

    March 25, 2009 at 3:43 am

    Very nicely composed aerial shot of the Grand Canyon and the river. Well done.

  17. Bryan

    March 25, 2009 at 4:41 am

    Beautiful aerial shot.

  18. Rosidah

    March 25, 2009 at 4:49 am

    What a mighty river! This is such a beautiful scenery. I was picturing you standing at the Canyon to take this impressive photo. It was a relief to see your comment about the pilot :). Great shot.

  19. iriegal

    March 25, 2009 at 8:31 am

    God’s beauty in its finest
    Great shot

  20. Judy

    March 25, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    The aerial shot certainly captures the size of the Grand Canyon!! Thanks for explaining the colour!!

  21. Mojo

    March 25, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    You really can’t go wrong with a shot of something this spectacular. And you did it up perfectly! I’d love to have the chance to go aerial with my camera — anywhere — but especially around a wonder like this one.
    Great job!

  22. mymy

    March 25, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your post too. Keep it up

  23. jewwishes

    March 25, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    What a beautiful capture of nature…at its finest.

  24. Linnea

    March 25, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Spectacular shot. I’ve flown over the canyon before but at a much higher elevation. Great view you’ve given us!

  25. annie

    March 25, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    this time last year, I was at the Grand Canyon. I’m “homesick” to go back.

  26. Tess

    March 25, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    One has to read the caption and look closely before seeing the water. Its beautiful. Ive been there.

  27. seniorhiker

    March 25, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    What a beautiful view of the canyon. I’ve often seen pictures taken from the rim, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a better aerial picture.

  28. Pagan Sphinx

    March 25, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    What a majestic place. Beautiful.

  29. gzel

    March 25, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    One of nature’s best work of art, wouldn’t tire looking, up, down, left or right! beautiful!

  30. Taj

    March 25, 2009 at 10:13 pm


  31. Sebastian

    March 25, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    I never did get to jump in a helicopter when I was there…

    I had to settle for a few photos from the side, without much of a downwards angle 🙂

    Maybe next time though!

  32. Regina

    March 27, 2009 at 2:44 am

    Nice shot. It’s really breathtaking. I’ve been there.

  33. postcardsfromwildwood

    March 31, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Great shot. I lvoe the colours and the positioning of the river in your shot.


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