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Snapshots

  1. Metzooo

    Snapshot Title: Metzooo
    Taken by: Metzooo Doom

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #5 North Canyon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    light house



  2. Metzooo

    Snapshot Title: Metzooo
    Taken by: Metzooo Doom

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #5 North Canyon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    head



  3. Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris)

    Snapshot Title: Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris)
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #5 North Canyon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Instead of spines, this relative of the prickly pear has tufts of "glochids" that make the plant unpalattable to grazers.



  4. Century Plant (Agave utahensis)

    Snapshot Title: Century Plant (Agave utahensis)
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #5 North Canyon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Blooms only once after 15-25 years of age, sending up a tall flower stalk that is covered with white, fleshy flowers in the spring when conditions are right. The petals of the flowers are edible and ...



  5. Desert Varnish (Patina)

    Snapshot Title: Desert Varnish (Patina)
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #5 North Canyon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    From Encyclopedia Brittanica:

    Desert Varnish or Patina is a thin, dark red to black mineral coating (generally iron and manganese oxides and silica) deposited on pebbles and rocks on the surface of d...



  6. Driftwood

    Snapshot Title: Driftwood
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #5 North Canyon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    During the busiest season in the Grand Canyon, the NPS restricts the burning of driftwood because many communities of organisms depend on it as shelter and a food source. Chances are there are both s...



  7. North Canyon Rapid (Class 4-5) 12' drop

    Snapshot Title: North Canyon Rapid (Class 4-5) 12' drop
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #5 North Canyon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Even a small rapid near camp offers a soothing sound to sleep by.



  8. Temple Butte Formation

    Snapshot Title: Temple Butte Formation
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #5 North Canyon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    From Wikipedia:
    Temple Butte Limestone is a cliff-former in the western part of the park where it is gray to cream-colored dolomite. Fossils of animals with backbones are found in this formation; bony...



  9. Redwall Limestone

    Snapshot Title: Redwall Limestone
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #5 North Canyon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    From Wikipedia:
    Redwall is composed of thick-bedded, dark brown to bluish gray limestone and dolomite with white chert nodules mixed in. It was laid down in a retreating shallow tropical sea near the ...