Sunbeam in Antelope Canyon

SomeGuyInNJ

Long Valley, United States

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA

Taken with a Nikon D800 and a Nikkor 16-35mm Lens.

Antelope Canyon is a very special place. Like all the local slot canyons it was formed across the millenia by flash floods and the debris they carry eroding and scratching into the sandstone of the colorado plateau.

As the sun changes position throughout the day it enters the narrow top opening of the canyon at different angles. At the right times of the year at particular times of day it even makes it all the way down directly to the ground. Due to the shapes of the rocks it comes down through it can reach the ground in beams rather than illuminating the whole canyon floor. The dusty air of the canyon (plus a little extra tossed up by the Navajo guide) highlights these light beams.

An awesome sight.

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Below are more shots from the Arizona trip. As you can see from the titles the weather wasnt ideal. So I didnt get some of the standard shots of the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley at Sunset and Sunrise but I did get some quite different shots :-)

I will be adding new shots from the trip daily in the coming weeks.

Monument Valley
-Sunrise in the Rain at the Totem Pole
-Monuments in the Mist
-Red Rocks and Rainbows

Antelope Canyon
-Sunbeam in Antelope Canyon
-Hole of the Ladies Heart
-Looking up in Antelope

Grand Canyon
- Sunset after the Storm

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