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Canyons Around the World

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Photographer Jordi Pastor took some beautiful photographs of some impressive and beautiful gorges and canyons perfect for canoeing around the world.

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Sumidero Canyon, Mexico

 

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Takachiho Gorge, Japan

 

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Verdon Canyon, France

 

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Geirangerfjord, Norway

 

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Li River, China

 

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Tamul Waterfall, Mexico

 

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Arribes del Duero, Spain, Portugal

 

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Tarn Gorge, France

 

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Sil River Canyon, Spain

 

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Santa Elena Canyon, United States

 

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King George Falls, Australia

 

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Matka Canyon, Macedonia

Of course there must be many more spectacular places like these, so please feel free to post photos of other canyons not included by Jordi.

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Here are some of mine:

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Missouri River near Cleveland Ferry, Montana

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West Branch of Delaware River near Hancock, NY

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Columbia River Gorge, near George, Washington

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North Fork of Flathead River through a forest fire burn, Glacier National Park, Montana.

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Junction of Middle Fork and North Fork of Flathead River, Glacier Park, Montana.

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Kootenai River at junction with Fisher River, Montana.

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Kootenai Canyon and Falls (Location for Merle Streep's film The River Wild), Montana

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Yakima River Canyon, Washington.

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Hudson River and Highlands, near Storm King Mountain on Right.

 

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A few more:

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Colorado River in The Grand Canyon, Arizona.

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Thunderstorm on West Branch of Delaware River.

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Sunset over Hudson River at Bannerman Castle.

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Yakima River Canyon, Washington.

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Kootenai River Canyon, Montana.

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Cle Elum River, Cascade Mountains.

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Skykomish River Falls and Canyon, Cascade Mountains, Washington.

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Sunset on Roeliff Jansen Kill at junction with Hudson River

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Nice thread.

Speaking for myself--In all my travels I've never been an avid picture-taker; it always made me feel like the 'silly' type of tourist; the way that Japanese tourists were always laughed at whenever visiting Times Square.

And I'm not a shutterbug even now. I despise cameras and the whole pathetic cult of foolish, insipid imagery we have going on these days. Utterly thin and artificial. Pictures (especially digital pictures) no longer have a presence or a magic; they don't represent experience anymore.

Really, it's the same principle governing anything in consumer society; if you flood any market with millions of cheap facsimiles, the originals become worthless as well.

Oh well. I'm trying to remember what canyons I've ever been in. Climbed a waterfall in Brazil once. Coastlines in Sicily, pretty steep.

Not much in America: Susquehanna River Gorge; Berkshires/Catskills/Adirondacks (people generally don't believe the height of cliffs in Connecticut). Colorado.

Ah! This is the most serious one for sure. 'Tiger Leaping Gorge' on the Jinsha River in Yunnan Province, China. 3790 meters deep. Traversed by Mao during the Long March. Not navigable by vessels--you try that, you die. Strong contender for deepest in the world.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Leaping_Gorge

 

 

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Too bad the biggest canyon is on Mars.

Valles Marineris, 3,000 kilometers long, spans as much as 600 kilometers across, and delves as much as 8 kilometers deep.

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