12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Storm Breaking In Zion Canyon
A storm was forecast to be over Zion National Park for an entire weekend, and this time the weathermen weren't lying. I hiked up to Angel's Landing beneath a downpour that absolutely transformed sandstone landscape around me as rivers and streams formed from seemingly nowhere. I spent 3-4 hours at the summit of Angel's Landing, waiting for the clouds to break. I was rewarded with about 10 minutes of broken clouds that allowed light to beam through to the valley floor before the clouds created a solid layer for another 12 hours.
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||Nov. 25, 2014, 6:37 p.m.