twilight near mather point
South Rim Grand Canyon, AZ
The Grand Canyon is one of the most iconic locations in the US and has been a favorite destination for both adventurers and photographers for years. The incredible canyons carved by millions of years of erosion along with the amazing colors provide endless photographic opportunities. But sometimes the grandeur can be overwhelming to find a great location to capture the essence of the canyon.
Mather Point is likely the most visited and photographed location on the South Rim - and for good reason. Its proximity to the visitors center, natural viewing area and stunning view of the Bright Angel Canyon will draw a large crowd for both sunrise and sunset every day of the year.
I am not a fan of big crowds but love the view from around Mather Point. This shot was taken not far from the Mather Point Overlook on the Rim Trail tucked away from the sea of tourists. From this location, you can capture the majesty of the Bright Angel Canyon and include just a bit of the overlook to give it some dimension.