Taken 20-Jul-11
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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Deserts
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Keywords:arizona, canyon, grand canyon, grand canyon national park, grand canyon south rim, national park, park, south rim
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Dimensions4050 x 2691
Original file size23.6 MB
Image typeTIFF
Color spacesRGB
Date taken20-Jul-11 18:35
Date modified2-Jan-12 16:27
Shooting Conditions

Camera makePENTAX
Camera modelPENTAX K-7
Focal length88 mm
Focal length (35mm)132 mm
Exposure1/640 at f/5
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+1 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modeSpot
South Rim of the Grand Canyon  AZ-9

South Rim of the Grand Canyon AZ-9

In September 1540, under orders from the conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado to search for the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola, Captain Garcia Lopez de Cardenas, along with Hopi guides and a small group of Spanish soldiers, traveled to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon between Desert View and Moran Point. Pablo de Melgrossa, Juan Galeras, and a third soldier descended some one third of the way into the Canyon until they were forced to return because of lack of water. In their report, they noted that some of the rocks in the Canyon were "bigger than the great tower of Seville." It is speculated that their Hopi guides must have been reluctant to lead them to the river, since they must have known routes to the canyon floor. Afterwards, no Europeans visited the Canyon for over two hundred years.