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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Sunset at Grand Canyon National Park

Colors come alive with a few brief moments of pinkish hue during sunset at Grand Canyon National Park along the South Rim. The Grand Canyon owes its existence to erosion by the Colorado River. As the river has gone deeper and deeper over millions of years, it has exposed rocks from different periods and different mineral compositions. This is the reason for the various colors in any rock formation, and the reason colors are similar up to the same depth across rock formations.

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Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Arizona, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D600
Copyright: © G J