Starry Bend by Andrew Langdal Horseshoe Bend is an iconic meander of the Colorado River just a couple river miles upstream of Lee’s Ferry, a popular launching point for Grand Canyon river rafting trips.
Horseshoe Bend is a frequently-photographed icon near Page, Arizona. Here, the Colorado River makes a wide sweep around a sandy escarpment and tall sandstone cliffs. This was taken at sunset on a moody evening, while standing on a rim some 1000 feet above the Colorado River.
Time lapse videos of sunrises, sunsets, and the night sky over the landscapes of the US west, including Yosemite, the Colorado River, the White Pocket at Vermillion Cliffs, and Joshua Tree National Park. I particularly enjoyed the shots of the shadows moving up and down the landscape at dawn and dusk. From the original video caption:
This short movie presents the predictability of our planetary system. Catch the first sun rays brushing over Half Dome in Yosemite. Watch the Moon setting to the West while the Milky Way is rising to the South East over Arizona. Follow the Milky Way spanning across the night sky, giving us just a glimpse of what else may be out there. Observe as the shadows are getting longer, and the Milky Way is rising from behind the moonlit landscape. Catch the Supermoon rising over Rodgers Peak and Half Dome.