Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona, USA

Water and wind used some 100–200 million years to cut and grind and polish the sandstone into this.

Water and wind used some 100–200 million years
to cut and grind and polish the sandstone into this.

The Navajos rent out tripods…
The picture is taken in the Upper Antelope Canyon. Some refer to it as The Crack. My vote is with the LeChee Chapter of Navajo Nations. They call it Tse’ bighanilini, which means “the place where water runs through rocks” and that’s exactly what happened during the last 100-200 million years or so.

Yep, it’s a photographer’s dream.
Grab your camera equipment and go to Page in northern Arizona (just near Lake Powell). The Antelope Canyon can only be visited by guided tours, as unexpected rains can quickly flood the canyon. The light in the canyon is the best during summer months as light beams start to peek into the canyon in mid-March and disappear in early October. There are even special photographic tours to the canyon, where guides will keep an eye open for floods, but leave you to tamper with aperture inside the canyon for an hour or two. And trust me, you WILL need a tripod. So if you don’t bring it, rent it.

Photographer: Hakan Nyberg (that would be me, then…)
Country: United States

1 comment

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