The stormy monsoon season is in full swing here in Arizona, which means enough moisture has hit the ground to encourage the later-blowing monsoon wildflowers to show their brilliant colors.

Trip leader Ambika and workshop students Amy and Deanna capture their unique vision of lupines at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon at the junction of Cape Royal Road and the Point Imperial turnoff.

A quick visit to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon with the Arizona Highways Photography Workshops (one of our valued book sponsors) last weekend revealed multiple species of vibrant blooms just starting to peak.  Those with some time in the next two weeks will certainly have healthy specimens to focus on (pun intended!), including lupine, fireweed, aspen fleabane, goldeneye, skyrockets, Kaibab paintbrush, goldenrod, wild geranium, Richardson’s geranium, and many more.

En route to the North Rim – roughly 26 miles from Jacob Lake – make a stop at the fence-lined tank (technically called “Deer Lake”) just beyond DeMotte Campground on the west side of the Highway 67 to find patches of flowers.  Keep an eye out for the blooms along the roadsides inside the park as well – they’ll be hard to miss!  A great spot to find a mix of various blooms is at the junction of the Cape Royal Road and the turnoff to Point Imperial. Pull far off the road to park and watch for traffic as you photograph here.

A detailed description for the North Rim of the Grand Canyon can be found on page 32-45 of our book/eBook, “Wild in Arizona:  Photographing Arizona’s Wildflowers, A Guide to When, Where, and How.”  If you or your friends haven’t picked up a copy yet, please visit the Wild in Arizona website (www.wildinarizona.com/order.html) to get your signed book, eBook, or discounted book/eBook package!

Happy summer shooting!

~Colleen

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