Marble Canyon I

Location Origin Story

Powerfully, slowly and resolutely… the Colorado River carves its way over time through the hard rock. Lower it falls in altitude while deeper and higher the sheer cliff faces of the canyons grow with each passing mile. Marble Canyon is in the foreground, the first small canyon branch off to the right is Sevenmile Draw, the next set of double branch canyons spanning across both sides of the river is Badger Canyon and in the distance, the Grand Canyon.

It is called different names by the various First Nations Tribes that have lived around and in the canyon since ancient times. The Hopi call it “Ongtupqa”, The Yavapai know it as “Wi:kaʼi:la”, and the Navajo (Diné) named it “Tsékooh Hatsoh” but it was the Spanish settlers that named it “Gran Cañón” and we still call it Grand Canyon today. This is the birthplace of the Grand Canyon.

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

About This Photograph

This dark mysterious scene was photographed in the early evening during the month of May while Zedekiah was flying and exploring the area around Marble Canyon and the Vermillion Walls to the east of the Grand Canyon National Monument.

Image Rarity

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

Zedekiah used the evening light to enhance this long multi-hued stretch of ancient desert as it crosses the valley.

Flying into position to be 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 thousand (1,000) prints.

Artist Proofs

There are one hundred (100) artist proofs available.

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

  • Limited Edition Prints – Two Dollars & Fifty Cents ($2.50) per square inch
    28” x 18” = $1,260
    36” x 24” = $2,160
    48” x 32” = $3,840
    54” x 36” = $4,860
    72” x 48” = $8,640
  • Limited Edition Volumetric Prints – Three Dollars ($3) per square inch
    28” x 18” = $1,512
    36” x 24” = $2,592
    48” x 32” = $4,608
    54” x 36” = $5,832
    48” x 72” = $10,368
  • Limited Edition Artist Proofs – Five Dollars ($5) per square inch
    28” x 18” = $2,520
    36” x 24” = $4,320
    48” x 32” = $7,680
    54” x 36” = $9,720
    48” x 72” = $17,280



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