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Antelope Canyon is the most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. It is located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona. Antelope Canyon formed over the course of millions of years by erosion of the Navajo Sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding and secondarily due to wind erosion. Rainwater (especially during monsoon season) runs into the wash that Antelope Canyon is part of, picking up speed and sand as it rushes through the narrow passageways. Over time the passageways are eroded away, making the corridors wider and smoothing hard edges in such a way as to form characteristic ‘flowing’ shapes in the rock. Lower Antelope Canyon, called Hasdeztwazi, or “spiral rock arches” by the Navajo, is located a few kilometers away from the upper Antelope Canyon and is a more difficult hike.

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Comments

  • DawsonImages
    DawsonImagesover 6 years ago

    Beautiful work, nice light

  • StacyLee
    StacyLeeover 6 years ago

    I love how abstract this looks… the colors and lighting are gorgeous!

  • Trish Mistric
    Trish Mistricover 6 years ago

    This is so beautiful. The textures are so cool.

  • nick board
    nick boardover 6 years ago

    Geo-rgous

  • EOS20
    EOS20over 6 years ago

    Beautiful!!

  • Mark German
    Mark Germanover 6 years ago

    Fantastic capture, Christophe.

  • Samuel Gundry
    Samuel Gundryover 6 years ago

    For me, It wasn’t immediately obvious what the image is of, a bit ‘abstractish’. The lighting/shading really brings out the form/shape of the rocks. Thanks for the background info too, very interesting.

  • helene
    heleneover 6 years ago

    Fantastic image

  • Angela Stewart
    Angela Stewartover 6 years ago

    Amazing landscape…I love the colours and tones in this. Great work!

  • funkyfacestudio
    funkyfacestudioover 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot, great colors and textures.

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