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Light in the Slot, Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona USA by TonyCrehan
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Over the years, Lower Antelope Slot Canyon on the shores of Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, has become a favorite gathering place for photographers, tourists, and visitors from around the world.

The Navajo name for Lower Antelope Canyon is Hasdeztwazi or “Spiral Rock Arches.” Many years ago, herds of Pronghorn Antelope roamed freely in and around the canyon, which explains the English name.

This incredible canyon has been created over many thousands of years by the relentless forces of water and wind, slowly carving and sculpting the sandstone into forms, textures, and shapes which we observe today.

The views in Lower Antelope Canyon change constantly as the sun moves across the sky, filtering lights softly across the stone walls. These ever-moving sun angles bounce light back and forth across the narrow canyon’s walls, creating a dazzling display of color, light, and shadow.

The slot canyon at its floor is very narrow, requiring a little manoeuvring around rock walls in some places but the one hour walk through is a very rewarding experience.

Taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 point & shoot on 18 June 2013.

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antelope, slot, canyon, rocks, sandstone, light, shape, pattern, colour, page, lake powell, arizona, usa

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Comments

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 1 year ago

    Magic shot Tony.

  • Thanks for your fave and comment Wazza. The whole walkthrough was magical Mate…it is hard to decide which shots to publish.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonabout 1 year ago

  • Cheers Lynn.

    – TonyCrehan

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work
    .

  • Thank you Ann.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Donovan wilson
    Donovan wilsonabout 1 year ago

    Wow what a place this must be.

  • A must on the itinerary Donovan if ever one is in Arizona. Thanks for adding the image to your favourites.

    – TonyCrehan

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 1 year ago

    The colours & light are awesome Tony – Beautiful work my friend xx

  • Thanks for your support Gail. Not much work on my part. The colour and light variations are exactly as my camera saw them.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richardabout 1 year ago

    It’s hard to believe that you got this shot with a point and shoot. It’s FANTASTIC !!! But then, all your south west shots are terrific.

  • Thank you for your fave on this one Nancy and for your generous compliment on my travel photos:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 1 year ago

    fantastic work, colors and framing, subject – all just awesome . great textures and dept and dynamic range

  • Thank you for your fave and generous comments Luda. Antelope Canyon is the most photographic place I have ever visited.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Randy Turnbow
    Randy Turnbowabout 1 year ago

    Congrats on your feature!

  • Thank you for the great news Randy. It is a big thrill to receive a feature for this work so soon after uploading.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Rameshabout 1 year ago

    Your EXPRESSIVE Work is on DISPLAY Here

  • What a thrill to have this work featured in the group…thank you for the honour.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...about 1 year ago

    29/07/13

  • Wow Vicky! I am delighted to have this image featured in the group. Thank you.

    – TonyCrehan

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