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Twin Bolts of Lightning, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 2006

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Twin bolts of lightning reach for the depths of the Grand Canyon near Point Sublime. This scenic area on the canyon's North Rim is not as easily accessible as other lookouts. But for those willing to make the two-hour trip by 4WD vehicle, the vistas are among the best the park has to offer.

(Text adapted from and photo shot on assignment for, "The Unexpected Canyon," January 2006, National Geographic magazine)

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Photograph by Michael Nichols

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