The sun begins to rise over Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. To say it was cold on this day is an understatement. Minus 30 with a strong wind, it was absolutely frigid. Although the ice crystals in the air of this, landscape photograph taken in Colorado, definitely add to the effect.
The black walls of the Canyon give it, its name. It is believed that the Black Canyon was carved completely by the Gunnison River which lies at the bottom.