Below are our favorite 10 photos (ordered by date) from our vacation to the Canyonlands and Arches National Parks near Moab, UT. Concluding that is a 10 minute video with 60 different photos that are greatly enjoyable and worth the watch! If you’re interested in see our personal top-5 moments of the trip, be sure to read http://kickmo.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/vacation-to-utah-moab-national-parks/.
As we were hiking Fisher Towers, climbers were ascending the facades of various giant pillars. In the midst of that, Nicolas just happened to have his telephoto attached to his new professional camera. As he was taking a photo in the distance, one of the climbers had summit’d a difficult and narrow Fisher Tower, then they lifted their arms in celebration and wonder. The timing wasn’t planned and is a factor to shoot anything at a given moment.
Having backpacked into Elephant Canyon in Canyonlands’ NP (Needles District), we made the 4+ mile trek to Druid arch the following day. The arch is a massive 800 feet high.
A fairly common shot of Mesa Arch in Cayonlands’ NP (Island in the Sky District), which is a very short walk from the parking lot. A beautiful shot nonetheless!
This below arch is along the way to The Windows arches in Arches NP. The stone stair steps appear to ascend directly into the arch – but in reality, it is 100 yards away and the arch is several hundred feet high!
Double Arch in Arches NP. An unexpected quick dispersion of the cloud cover made for a great capture of the sky!
One of the many creases and seams between the fins/fissures of towering rocks inside the famous Fiery Furnace of Arches NP.
This photo is along the main road in Arches NP. Really like the setting with the mix of cool colors in the clouds in conjunction with the warmth of the red rocks.
Double-O Arch in Arches NP. It was not going to be a great photo because of blazing overly sunny skies and hoards of people. Until the unexpected addition of light cloud cover and a dispersion of the crowd. Again, timing is everything if one is patient and waits for the moment!
The final two photos were captured on our early morning drive leaving Arches NP and thereby ending our vacation in Utah. What a view and what a treat!
And finally, the 10 minute video of our absolute favorite scenic photos from the trip!