Zion National Park

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (3)

Karn235 on June 25, 2013

Hi Ryan, FYI, per the Panoramio Acceptance policy for Google Earth and Google Maps:

"Subjects that are not approved: ... Aerial photos similar to the satellite images from Google Maps"

This would explain why most of your aerial photos did not get accepted for GE, but some do slip through the cracks. The tag for this photo is placed in a remote location in Zion NP I am interested in hiking in to, so I was excited to see some photos there. I click on your photo, and I am treated to the exact same view I was looking at from Google Earth. The photo provides no new information.

Thanks! Karn235

ryandenver on July 15, 2013

Thanks, Karn235. I saw your comment earlier on my smart phone when I was busy and then forgot to log in to reply. I am also glad that some of my aerial photos have made it through. Zion from the air is amazing. I always take my camera when flying West out of Denver, and take the time to thank the pilot when I get a great photo op. If you have the time, consider hiking Bryce Canyon some day. It's one of the most unusual hikes I have done. There are some great day hike trails--just be careful about the heat if you do it in the summer. Ryandenver

ryandenver on July 15, 2013

......and, here is the link to a couple of photos I took of Bryce.


I hiked the Canyon 30 years ago before the age of digital photography so the only photo I was able to post was one which I digitally reproduced from what is hanging on my wall at home, plus two that I shot from 36,000 feet when I was flying to California that just shows the area without any of the detail I got over Zion at lower altitude when we were descending into Las Vegas. But the photos posted by many others will show you its unique beauty. Have a great hike in Zion!!! Ryandenver

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Photo taken in Washington County, UT, USA

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