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Lipan Point View, Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon (Hopi: Ongtupqa; Yavapai: Wi:kaʼi:la) is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the United States in the state of Arizona. It is contained within and managed by Grand Canyon National Park, the Hualapai Tribal Nation, and the Havasupai Tribe. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of preservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited it on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery. It is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,000 feet / 1,800 metres).[2] Nearly two billion years of the Earth's geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted.

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  • Uploaded on July 29, 2012
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    by David Chang
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    • Taken on 2012/07/03 17:30:09
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 35.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/16.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash