Where Eagles Fly : Lake Powell Tributary ~ The Power of Erosion

in photography •  7 months ago

This is a close up aerial image I lensed of one of the thousands of offshoot tributaries on Lake Powell in the Glen Canyon area of Arizona. You can see the many stratified layers of rock that have been eroded away from the wind and weather over millions of years. This erosion process continues to this day and is constantly rearranging the landscape, although in geologic time to us humans is barely perceivable. 

This is from my project "Where Eagles Fly". 

About The Project

Where Eagles Fly - The American Wilderness Expedition is my personal mission to introduce people to these amazing locations that surround us. I am piloting a bush plane while exploring and filming throughout the remote back-country areas of North America to raise awareness of the 47% of the USA and 90% of Canada that remain unpopulated wilderness.

About The Author

My name is Zedekiah Morse and I'm a Bush Pilot, Photographer, Explorerand Filmmaker. I live in the Rocky Mountains and devote my time and resources to exploring as much of the world as I can by air. If you wish to watch a short film detailing how I do my work and this project, go here.Thanks for your support and Yehaw!!  

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Very nice photography very nice art post

As beautiful as Lake Powell is, it really shouldn't exist.

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Truth! Like a lot of lakes and dams around North America, they were not really though out and or necessary.

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Have you ever read Marc Reisner's Cadillac Desert? Excellent, albeit depressing, book on the history of water management in the West.

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I have not but will now... Thanks for telling me about it. I know that water management throughout the USA has always been somewhat skewed and shortsighted. Look at the TVA and all they did in the Tennessee Valley!

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The book talks about that a little bit too!

I love wilderness areas! I think it's so important for people to be able to experience wilderness. When we lose touch with the land, we lose more than we plan.

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That is correct! And it truly astounded me when I realized a few years ago that most people don't even know these places exist...sometimes not very far from their own back yard!!!

This is truly amazing !

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Nice!! Glad you like it!!!

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Thank you so much ! Namaste !!