16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Grand Scheme

A small crowd gathers to admire this awe-inspiring view of the Grand Canyon. They are dwarfed by the shear massiveness of the canyon and this puts into perspective how truly small we are in the grand scheme of things (not only in terms of size but also in terms of longevity). We are a tiny part of a much, much, bigger picture although oftentimes we fail to remember this. It seems fitting to illustrate this at a canyon that is millions of years old. An amount of time which is hard for mere mortals to even comprehend.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Arizona, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Copyright: © Joanna Proffitt