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Light Beam

This image was taken over the Thanksgiving weekend last year when I visited Grand Canyon National Park for the first time. I took this panorama from Yavapai Point at sunrise - a big snow storm was forecast for the day and already in the morning there were heavy clouds hanging over the canyon - in these situations you need a bit of luck as this fickle weather can create good moody images.
Luck was certainly on my side, as just during sunrise a small gap in the clouds opened and the sun created this beam for 1-2 minutes. It was an incredible moment to witness.