Antelope Canyon belongs to one of these magical slot canyons of immortal splendor. The amazing colors and shapes of these sandstone halls are like a world of make-believe. The indirect, reflected light in the early morning varies from purple of the deep shades to golden yellow of the illuminated walls. In Upper Antelope Canyon, the walls are widest at the top. At the bottom, it narrows to less than a body’s width. This causes the canyon to bask in direct sunlight throughout the day making photography nearly impossible. This is why serious photography needs to be done during low sun elevations to capture the majesty of Antelope’s colors. Both Antelope slot canyons drain into Lake Powell flowing into the Colorado River that formed the Grand Canyon. The wind erosion is constantly wearing down these extremely polished walls.

June 2005
Canon 20D, EF-S 10-22mm, f/22, 1/8 second, ISO 100, tripod

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