Canyon de Chama


Location Origin Story

Chama Canyon or rather  Cańon De Chama is an ancient place, used by First Nations Tribes for nearly 10,000 years, from the time period when camels and wooly mammoths roamed the southwestern United States. Running down the bottom of this wide canyon is the Rio Chama. At 130 miles (210 km) long, this river is a major tributary of the Rio Grande.

For the full story on this image visit the corresponding page on Where Eagles Fly

About This Photograph

This dark desolate scene was photographed in the late afternoon during the month of September while Zedekiah was flying and exploring the Clark National Forest and the Mesa De Los Viejos following the Rio Chama River.

Image Rarity

The image was taken from a moving aircraft, as Zedekiah piloted the aircraft while simultaneously operating the camera.

Tracking between storm clouds and climbing high enough to set this scene was difficult with the winds and rain, the low lying clouds provide a dramatic view.

Timing and being in the place-in-space for this scene to reveal itself was crucial to this image composition.

Lastly, it is impossible to simply walk up a trail and take the same photograph again. This image was very difficult to create, and is truly one-of-a-kind, therefore making it extremely rare.

Limited Edition

This image is offered as a numbered and signed, limited edition of one hundred (100) prints.

Artist Proofs

There are two (2) artist proofs available. one (1) as a volumetric print and one (1) as a satin metal print.

Suggested Media Substrate

This image is best suited for Satin Metal with a lustrous flat, non-reflective finish and is available for additional custom texturization to produce enhanced micro shadowing across the surface of the print.

Multiple substrates are available for this image, please go here to review different print types.

Collection Pricing

Pricing is based on the rarity and scarcity of print and not size nor substrate.

Limited edition prints start at $3 per square inch, with the price increasing as the editions diminish.

Artist proofs are $10 per square inch each.



Contact Zedekiah Gallery to speak with an art consultant about purchasing a limited edition print of this image.

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