The wind howled and blew in a light show for our eyes and camera sensors. What a beautiful sight! #mempxl #canyonlandsnationalpark #nationalpark #summer #lightningstrike #weather #utahgram #utah #canon #canon5dmarkiv #canon1635iii #moab #landscape @natgeo @canon_photos @canyonlandsnps @u.s.forestservice @rockbrookcamera @canonusa @natgeotravel @visitutah @moabsbest
Canyonlands, you are amazing.
island in the sky
Grand View Point: I captured this sunset last night from Grand View Point in Canyonlands National Park. The smoke from the nearby wildfires made for a cool sunset. Smoke cleared out today. I’ll post those photos tomorrow.
Prior to coming to Canyonlands, we had heard that the stars were amazing at night due to being far from the city and having some of the cleanest air. We wondered why, then, it was so hazy at a lot of the overlooks off in the distance. We were extremely disheartened to learn that this was caused by air pollution from factories and coal plants. While still being an amazing park, it was very unfortunate to learn about what we would have been able to see had this not been the case. This is another reminder of why humankind needs to find alternative energy sources and change our ways, now. It is already too late, but we can still limit the use of fossil fuels and do something. Visiting these places has been like being invited to see a small part of a vast world that we don’t belong to, that doesn’t belong to us. Seeing the negative impact that we have caused is harrowing. It is not okay to keep ruining things that are not ours.