Havasu Falls – Havasupai Indian Reservation, Arizona – Lien Pham
Havasu Falls is probably photographed thousands of times every day, but this image makes you want to head to the desert tomorrow. Lian captures the juxtaposition between the bright blue water and fiery red sandstone beautifully. Please read the story behind his image below and then visit his Flickr portfolio and website to see more images of his trip to Arizona.
This picture of Havasu Falls was taken during one of the most memorable trips of my life. I have dreamt to visit Havasupai waterfalls for a long time and the dream was finally realized when a friend called and told me that her group of friends was planning a trip there and one person had to cancel at the last minute. I was overjoyed and signed up immediately. The group did the 8-miles hike down to the Supai village in the Havasu Canyon while I and another lady took the helicopter ride which lasted about 5 minutes. The Havasu Falls is a short 2 miles hike, on sandy trail, from the center of the village. The waterfall is about 100 feet high. The incredible blue-green color is due to the calcium carbonate and magnesium in the water. The contrast of the water color and the surrounding red sandstone was breath-taking. The best part is the temperature of the water was warm enough to take a dip in and there were many natural ‘Jacuzzi’ in which we could spend the whole day soaking in the paradise-like landscape. Constant change in natural phenomena has caused the fall to change in shape and size over the last 100 years.
Camera: Canon 40D
Lens: Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS
Shutter speed: 1/8
Focal length: 20mm
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