Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA, 29th October 2014.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA

In the morning we had a visit to Antelope Canyon, in Navajo land, near Page, Arizona, accompanied by a Navajo giude.

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA

Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon and there are quite a few of these in this region, though many may be difficult to access.  They are narrow winding canyons, sculpted by water.

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA

Flash floods are a potential issue as the flood water may come from many kilometres away.  Eleven tourists died in the lower canyon during as flash flood in 1997.  We were in the upper canyon and safety measures have improved but the issue remains.

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA .

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13 comments on “Antelope Canyon

  1. Lynda says:

    Breathtaking and surreal – I can’t imagine how amazing that would be to see in person!

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    • Murray Foote says:

      Thanks very much, Lynda. It was very amazing. I was expecting to take wide angles but it ended up as telephotos. Also, you’re not advised to change lenses in there because of dust. There were a lot of people going through but we had an excellent Navajo guide who organised the experience very well. I’m told Canyon X is even better – there’s a long walk in but few visitors and you have as much time as you want. Next post (tomorrow) is monochrome conversions of some of these images. I’ve been pushing a bunch of these through before I head off to Hawaii.

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  2. Gosh what a trip – love this series: a tinge of envy 🙂 creeps in here.

    David.

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  3. Great images, Murray. I’ve never been to this location but a number of my photo colleagues have made the trip. I must say, your images are way better than most I’ve seen on this subject.

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  4. I have seen many examples of these canyons – excellent clean examples – is there sufficient light for handheld?

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    • Murray Foote says:

      Thanks very much, Scott. I would think the answer is no. The metadata is inluded with the images if you use one of those utilities that allows you to see. I don’t have the images on this laptop and don’t currently have time to download such a utility.

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  5. the fifth one from the bottom is my absolute favorite

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