Antelope Canyon by Christophe Testi

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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. Upper Antelope Canyon, called Tse bighanilini, “the place where water runs through rocks” by the Navajo, is the most frequently visited by tourists, due to two considerations. First, its entrance and entire length are at ground level, requiring no climbing. Second, beams (shafts of direct sunlight radiating down from openings in the top of the canyon) are much more common in Upper than in Lower. Beams occur most often in the summer months, as they require the sun to be high in the sky.

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Comments

  • LightMagic
    LightMagicover 7 years ago

    A beautiful place. Love the tonal dynamics … Well done!

  • nick board
    nick boardover 7 years ago

    Amazing capture,and location.

  • Mark German
    Mark Germanover 7 years ago

    Stunning representation of an oft-seen photographic icon.

  • helene
    heleneover 7 years ago

    Brilliant image

  • Peta Hurley-Hill
    Peta Hurley-Hillover 7 years ago

    what an amazing place!Beautiful pic : )P

  • janik
    janikover 7 years ago

    Wow !

  • Colin Tobin
    Colin Tobinover 7 years ago

    Excellent. The lighting is fantastic. Is this shot with all natural light?

  • Christophe Testi
    Christophe Testiover 7 years ago

    Thanks all for the nice comments :) Yes, this was shot with no filter and natural light. What you see on the pic is what you would see in real!

  • Andrew Brown
    Andrew Brownover 7 years ago

    Stunning and now on my list of “places to visit”

  • brummieboy
    brummieboyover 7 years ago

    Another magnificent shot …..

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