A few more shots from a Grand Canyon trip a few years ago. These were taken in the Bright Angel / Yavapai area which in on the south rim. I have been to both the north and south rim, both are fantastic. During the winter months the south rim is the safer bet as the north rim gets closed due to weather often. The first one is a hummingbird that was right on the edge, it was a very sketchy to even get a shot so it is not the best shot (but I still like it 🙂 ) I heard it before I saw it, I thought it was a big bee or wasp at first.. Hummers are so cool to watch. The second and third shot are in an area that you can see the Colorado river running through. With my most powerful zoom lens, I could see white water rafters riding down the rapid sections. And the final shot is a gorgeous prickly pear cactus in bloom. You can eat just about the whole thing. The flowers are edible and the cactus is too (with a little work) The prickly pear has many different uses, it is pealed and deep fried like french fries. They taste like deep fried green beans. They are mainly pressed and the nectar is used for everything from prickly pear magaritas to barbecue sauces, to soaps and facial products. The nectar is tart, but I have grown quite fond of it. The Grand Canyon is definitely a sight to behold, it is breathtaking at times. If you haven’t been there, you have to go before you die. Put it on the bucket list and put a big star next to it.