Santa Elena Canyon

Santa Elena Canyon

Santa Elena Canyon is a dramatic slot canyon where the Rio Grande River separates the U.S. and Mexico in Big Bend National Park, TX. There is a popular hiking trail into the canyon. Trips by canoe or kayak permit even greater study of the length of the canyon. Imaged in October 2014.

Mark Doiron
on Jan 11, 2015 12:27 pm
Image Type(s): Hiking
Image ID: 926994


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scramblingbadger - Jan 12, 2015 12:10 am - Voted 10/10

Excellent photo!

This is on par with some of the Lord of The Rings settings.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Jan 12, 2015 3:54 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Excellent photo!

Thanks for the comment! But, if I'd shot the other direction you'd see it's more mountain desert once you get away from the river.

View Out of Canyon

--mark d.

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Jan 12, 2015 3:00 am - Voted 10/10



Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Jan 12, 2015 3:57 am - Hasn't voted

Re: wow!

Thanks, Tomek, glad you like it!

--mark d.


Noondueler - Jan 13, 2015 1:35 am - Voted 10/10


Awesome lighting!

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Jan 13, 2015 3:59 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Remarkable!

Thanks, Noondueler. It was actually tough lighting to shoot--pretty much into the sun. So patience paid off waiting for it to hide behind the canyon wall.

--mark d.

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