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light striking the South Rim of the Grand Canyon before dawn
March 6, 2015

Light in Winter

Predawn sunlight strikes the South Rim of Arizona’s Grand Canyon in this picture submitted to the recent Your Shot assignment First Light. “A cold winter storm had passed through the region the day prior,” writes photographer David Stoker. “I had driven to the Grand Canyon in anticipation of the storm. I remember the morning being particularly cold as I hiked along the rim awaiting the arrival of the sun. The skies were still overcast, but a small break in the clouds allowed a single ray of sunlight to shine through, illuminating a small portion of the butte below.”

Stoker's picture recently appeared in the Your Shot assignment First Light.

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Photograph by David Stoker, National Geographic Your Shot

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