horseshoe bend, colorado river

instagram

Photographer just hanging out, literally, above Horseshoe Bend in the Colorado River, waiting for the sun to stage the shot she wants.

vine

Not only is this a cool scene, look closely and you can see flowpaths in the water of the Colorado as stuff moves along the surface.

Watch on the-earth-story.com

Nice view of Horseshoe Bend, look at the light on that river.

vimeo

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.