Canyons and Valleys – Natural Monuments Created by Rivers

Glorified by many Hollywood films, American Grand Canyon, located in Arizona, is, perhaps, one and the only canyon with the world fame and popularity. However, there are many and many other canyons in the word, each being characterized with the distinct authentic look and surrounded by multiple legends and true stories. Like with other natural masterpieces, it took millions of years for the Mother Nature to create canyons, which are today the monuments and reflections of the complex geological process, taking place on planet Earth times ago.

Along with impregnable canyons, we are also displaying the photographs of valleys in our today’s gallery of featured photographs. Unlike canyons, valleys have always been hospitable to people, offering them fertile soil, source of water, reliable protection from harsh climate conditions or even enemies, and uniquely picturesque living environment. The sceneries of valleys, thriving with verdure, soothe the souls and supply energy to all the travelers, passing by. We are sure the pictures of canyons and valleys, we have prepared today, will be a good source of inspiration, live energy, and positive emotions to all those, who are looking for them.

Good Morning Arizona by Kartik Jayaraman

Looking up thru Antelope Canyon by Kartik Jayaraman

Athabasca Glacier and Mountains. Fall 2005. by Barbara R Jones

Cumbre Half Dome by Mono Andes

“Mesa Arch” Utah~Sunrise~Light~Canyonlands~National Park by Mono Andes

Deep Canyon – Glymur, Iceland by Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson

Huka Falls by Altus

A Bird’s eye view is just reserved to a couple paragliders by Ben Thé Man

Room with a view (EXPLORED #1 :) by Joshua Cripps

Cameron Highlands Sunrise by Souvik Bhattacharya

Ribbon Falls – Yosemite National Park, California by Patrick Smith

Road to Luang Prabang by Ben Thé Man

Sunrise welcome Hmong spirit by NaPix — Hmong Soul

Sulfur mountain by Martin Ystenes

Find the road by Silanov

Green velvet by Katarina Stefanović

Close to Heaven by Katarina Stefanović

Colorful hill by Katarina Stefanović

Paragliding along the Aurlandfjords by Ben Thé Man

Himalayas by Katarina Stefanović

Red Heart – autumn landscape by Katarina Stefanović

The beauty of New Zealand….. by Daniel Bosma

Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise) Lake, Tibet by Katarina Stefanović

Cool Blue by Matt Champlin

Velvet hills, scotland by Kenneth Muir

“Magic Valley” Banff~Canada~Mountains~Nikon~D700~Landscape by Dan Ballard

El Capitan on Fire – Valley View, Yosemite Park, California, USA by Rich Capture

Meerauge by Philipp Klinger

Waterfall dancer by Anik Messier

Jealously by Jason Theaker

Hide And Seek by Natasha

View From the Edge by photo61guy

First Snow…. by Atif Saeed

Valley of Light – Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State, South Africa by Jim Patterson

Mt.St.Helens Sunrise by Kevin McNeal

Sunset over Badwater Basin from Dante’s View, Death Valley by Andrew Mace

Walled Gardens by Eric Hill

Sunrise in Monument Valley – The Mittens – Arizona by Dominique Palombieri

Autumn Ascent by Richard Thompson

Dream walk by Queensy Chan

Over the mountains and the sea…..:) by Katarina Stefanović

Paradise Valley by Jeff Clow

Horseshoe bend – page arizona by Dan Anderson.

Navajo bridge – arizona by Dan Anderson.

Rising elegance by Dene Miles

Winter Magic – Yosemite National Park, California by Darvin Atkeson

Lonely tree by Dene Miles

Beginning a new day rafting the Colorado River – Grand Canyon by Alan English CPA

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona by Sébastien Mamy

Bryce Canyon Utah sunrise by 5348 Franco

Streams eroding the rock face of the Wimbachklamm by Ben Thé Man

Shotover Jet, Jet Boating the Shotover River Canyons, Queenstown, New Zealand by Alex Proimos

Eaton Canyon Falls by Eric Lowenbach

Gufufoss, Fjarðarheiði by PAk DocK

Cappadocia Dawn by Julian Kaesler

Fantasy in Silence by Queensy Chan

Through a Jungle by Andreas Wonisch

Early morning at round valley by Marc Crumpler

Summit of Catbells, Lake District. Cumbria. by

The Long and Winding Road by Andy Leung


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