January 7, 2016

Picture of a man stand up paddle boarding on the Havasu River, Grand Canyon, AZ

January 7, 2016

Havasu Creek, Arizona

Photograph by Gabe Rogel, Aurora Photos

A stand-up paddleboarder glides along the Havasu Creek in Havasu Canyon in Arizona. The water is rich in calcium carbonate, which brings about its notable aquamarine hue. The Havasupai people, whose name means "people of the blue-green water," settled in the area thousands of years ago, and some still live there, retaining a sacred relationship with the canyon and the waters that flow through it.

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