Like the recent Dinosaur National Monument pic I posted earlier, I seem lucky enough to catch some of America's best National Parks while flying overhead. Here are a few of Grand Canyon National Park. The flight was from Salt Lake City to Phoenix back in October of 2016, which happened to perfectly line up with the Grand Canyon. I highlighted the Grand Canyon in my Geology of the National Parks Through Pictures a little while ago.
|Aerial view of the Grand Canyon.|
|Subduction of the Farallon Plate below North America. Image courtesy of the NPS.|
|The Farallon Plate below North America. Image courtesy of Written in Stone. |
|An entrenched meander of the Colorado River|
The Colorado Plateau has several entrenched meanders, besides just the one in the image above including at Natural Bridges National Monument, which I covered a little while ago.
|View of the Grand Canyon.|
As erosion within the canyon deepened, it also widened. This created one of the largest canyons on Earth seen here at the Grand Canyon. Although one of the largest canyons on Earth, the Grand Canyon is not THE largest. There are several larger canyons, specifically in areas where similar processes are occurring by the significant uplift of the ground surface, such as along the Himalayan Mountains.
|More far off view of the Grand Canyon.|