A beam of sun backlights a delicate flow of sand while curves of red rock bounce a fantasy of light along Antelope Canyon.
Tsé bighánílíní, The place where water runs through rocks…
Upper Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona USA

Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF16-35 f/2.8L II USM lens
Manfrotto 190CX3 tripod with Arcatech ballhead
Focal length 16mm, Exposure 2.0 sec at f/11, ISO 200

Thank you… 1766 views as of August 2013

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During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • dgrizzle
    dgrizzleabout 2 years ago

    wow, very nice!

  • Thank you Darcy! This one maybe my favorite. Hard to say though as I love every view of this canyon. ;-)

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  • Kent Keller
    Kent Kellerabout 2 years ago

    Fabulous! Another beautiful image Sylvia!

  • Thank you so much Kent! I admit, this maybe my favorite shot from this spectacular canyon. ;-)

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  • vadim19
    vadim19about 2 years ago


  • Antelope Canyon is a fantastic place that deserves every superlative and then some… Thank You Vadim!

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL work

  • Thank You Larry!

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  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful in all aspects of photography! : )

  • Thank you Sandy for such wonderful words! So honored to receive such a tremendous and generous compliment. Your comments and fave are greatly appreciated… and enjoyed. ;-) Sylvia

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  • patcheah
    patcheahabout 2 years ago

    Outstanding capture! So beautiful!

  • Thank you very much Patcheah! …Sylvia

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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 2 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your feature, beautiful work.

  • Greatly appreciate your Feature and support. Thank you so much Andrea! …Sylvia

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  • Les Boucher
    Les Boucherabout 2 years ago

    Great capture…The tones, the way you have capture the movement and light all work …..Instant Fav. for me

  • This place is an instant fave for me. Was totally captivated by the play of light, sand and rock. Tried to capture the scene as true to as-is as I could so all praise belongs to Mother Nature. On her behalf, I thank you very much Les for your gracious compliment and fave! ;-) …Sylvia

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  • labaker
    labakerabout 2 years ago

    beautiful shot Sylvia !

  • I adore this place and am thrilled to share its magic in images… Many Thanks Larry!

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  • AkaleiKilikina
    AkaleiKilikinaabout 2 years ago

    Wow this is absolutely beautiful! Really wonderful work here!

  • Oh, it’s a breathtaking landscape. Lovely to share and get your wonderful comments and faves in return. Thank You so much! …Sylvia

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