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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  • Paul Jeston
    Paul Jestonover 7 years ago

    Wow, i’d love to it. The colour tones are great.

  • memory
    memoryabout 7 years ago

    Christophe I think you have a real gift for composition. Another wonderful photograph.

  • Joe Mortelliti
    Joe Mortellitiabout 7 years ago

    captured the wave/movement shown nicely

  • Per E. Gunnarsen
    Per E. Gunnarsenabout 7 years ago

    So beautiful, love the colour tones!

  • liak
    liakabout 7 years ago

    Superb, awesome, amazing, bravo!

  • alneaimi
    alneaimiabout 7 years ago

    amazing

  • Sharon Ulrich
    Sharon Ulrichabout 7 years ago

    Excellent series!

  • dbarnes
    dbarnesabout 7 years ago

    This is simply stunning. Magnificent work. Oh wow wow wow!!!

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaabout 7 years ago

    Terrific work!

  • Robyn Maynard
    Robyn Maynardabout 7 years ago

    Wicked colours…….Fantastic!

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