14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Grand Canyon Under Clouds

Grand Canyon's Inversion Layer Usually, only once every decade, during the winter, cold air sinks into the Grand Canyon and fogs up. A layer of warm air, higher up, prevents the cold air, and its clouds, from rising.

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Date Taken: 12.2015
Date Uploaded: 07.2016
Photo Location: Grand Canyon South Rim Village, Arizona, United States of America
Copyright: © Les MacLean