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.

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panhandletrails

panhandletrails - 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

wow!

Amazing.

Mark Doiron

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

Re: wow!

Thanks, Tomek, glad you like it!

--mark d.

Noondueler

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

Remarkable!

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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