The Grand Canyon
One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World
To say that the Grand Canyon is big or even enormous is a gross understatement. In fact, I have yet to find a word in the English language to accurately describe the grandeur and beauty of this natural wonder. Geologists believe that the canyon was formed not by a sudden major geological event, but gradually by wind and water erosion. That erosion continues today as the mighty Colorado River meanders through the canyon bottom and wind creates subtle changes along the canyon walls.The canyon is one mile deep (1.6 km) and up to 18 miles (29 km) across at some points. For more than a million years, the Grand Canyon has been ever-changing. The human eye is challenged to capture its immensity and photographs portray some of its beauty only at a moment in time.
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