Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona, is the Southwest's most popular slot canyon with photographers. The Upper Canyon is called "Tse bighanilini" by the Navajo people, meaning "the place where water runs through the rocks", and the Lower Canyon "Hasdestwazi", meaning "spiral rock arches".
The narrow slot canyon was created primarily by flash flooding carrying erosive sand through the narrow sandstone channels. The water created flowing patterns and smoothed hard edges in the layers of sandstone, which has colorful lines, patterns and textures.
The public is invited to visit the two Antelope Canyon sections by paying entrance to the Navajo Nation.
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kabel (1385) 2013-12-07 21:06
Hello Ray, excellent point of view with great colors.
Good light management. What a fascinating place to visit.
I imagine with so the geology of the place that the imagination could discover a lot of interesting images.
Have a great day,
luciola (2728) 2013-12-07 23:04
Beautiful colors and shapes. Nature is a wonderful creator.
serp2000 (35082) 2013-12-08 1:38
Superb! Thumbs up! My congratulations, Ray!
Some psychedelic composition, outstanding combination of the lines and hues of orange. What can I say? The nature is the best artist. Have a nice weekend!
siudzi (29053) 2013-12-08 4:30
This rock formation is truly amazing and so beautifully made this sight. Love the warm tonality and lights which perfectly supported the view. Well seen and done!
saxo042 (35202) 2013-12-08 6:24
These sandstone sculptures are really beautifully formed, with very artistic forms and colours. This must be a very fascinating place to visit. A very interesting picture!
Noel_Byrne (16271) 2013-12-08 7:21
This is a place I learned about via Trekearth, and is now one place I really hope to see someday. I like that you have taken a shot unlike any of the others I have seen. Many seem to focus on a shaft of light that shines down into the canyon, but yours is a more fascinating capture. The swirls and shapes and light of the rocks is almost hypnotic! Love the colors too, its like looking at a strange planet.
All the best
Silvio1953 (109341) 2013-12-08 9:22
Ciao Ray, great view of fantastic place, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (22445) 2013-12-09 7:41
This canyon is amazingly beautiful! I had a privilege of touring the area sometimes back. Great capture with good lighting and sharp details. Love the colors. Well done, tfs.
rasterman (197) 2013-12-09 14:00
Nice colors and textures,...
It reminds me silk cloth,
thanks for sharing
mcmtanyel (7335) 2013-12-15 21:51
This is a photographic gem. Colors and shapes are great, light is sublime. It is abstract, but not, and that is what I like most about it.