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tourists gazing at the Grand Canyon in Arizona
December 22, 2015

A Day on the South Rim

Visitors take in the spectacular expanse of the Grand Canyon. In order to make this image, photographer Stephen Wilkes was positioned in the Desert View Watchtower on the canyon’s South Rim. He made 2,282 photos over 27 hours, then digitally combined some of them to create this panoramic scene.

See more pictures from the January 2016 feature story “How Our National Parks Tell Our Story—and Show Who We Are.”

Photograph by Stephen Wilkes

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