Grand Canyon Light Show

GC LightShow Chandra Rolf Maeder

The "Grand Canyon Light Show" photo was taken on the night of August 30, 2013 by Chandra Rolf Mäder at the South Rim of the "Grand Canyon", Arizona, USA. Using a 25 second exposure time, 3 lightning strikes were combined into one shot. No elements were added or removed from the photo.

The dramatic cloud formations, the archaic textures and colors of the Grand Canyon, and the balanced composition make this image a work of art of extraordinary beauty and power.

Among many worldwide publications, the image was published in January 2014 by "Time" magazine as one of the most impressive photos of 2013 double-page.

In addition, the image was awarded First Prize in the Landscape Section of the 2014 Oasis International Competition.


This photo was also published internationally.

GC Powershot Chandra Rolf Maeder

More photos from August 30, 2013

Order hand-signed FineArt Prints!

Special offer!

All photos taken on August 30 2013 can be ordered, hand-signed, printed on a high quality heavyweight lustre surfaced photo paper with Ultrachrome HDR ink.

  • 15 3/4″ x 11 3/4″ (40 x 30 cm): CHF 95
  • 2 and more prints: CHF 85 each.

Formatted for 20″ x 16″ (50 x 40 cm) standard frames as shown above, which are available in stores with matching 15 1/4″ x 11 1/2″ (40 x 30 cm) PassePartout. The frame of the shown example is not included in the price.

Shipping cost for 1-5 prints:

  • Europe: CHF 15
  • All other destinations: CHF 30

This print ais shipped from Switzerland within 3 days.

To order contact Chandra

Limited Editions

Limited FineArt Print Editions of the Grand Canyon Light Show image.
Printed on Canson Platine Fibre Rag for the highest standards in color fidelity and optimum permanence.
Limited to 25 prints, numbered and hand signed

  • 54 x 36 cm (21.3" x 14.3"): CHF 450 per print.
  • 100 x 66 cm (39.4"x 26"): price on request
  • 135 x 90 cm (53" x 35"): price on reques

Grand Canyon Light Show "Swiss Edition"

Grand Canyon Light Show
Grand Canyon Light Show "Swiss Edition"  30x40cm (with 40x50cm standard frame).

Grand Canyon Powershot, Edition 2023

Grand Canyon Light Show
Grand Canyon Powershot "Edition 2023"  30x40cm (with 40x50cm standard frame).

Publications of the Grand Canyon Lightning Photos

Some publications in the world press, on TV and online: