Photographer's Note

This is a photo of a rock formation on the walls of the Antelope Canyon that looks like the famous East Mitten Butte in Monument Valley.

Upper Antelope Canyon, called Tse bighanilini, "the place where water runs through rocks" by the Navajo, is located at 36░51′28″N, 111░22′20″W. It is the most frequently visited by tourists, due to two considerations. First, its entrance and entire length are at ground level, requiring no climbing. Second, beams (shafts of direct sunlight radiating down from openings in the top of the canyon) are much more common in Upper than in Lower. Beams occur most often in the summer months, as they require the sun to be high in the sky.

Monument Valley is located on the southern border of Utah with northern Arizona (around 36░59′N 110░6′W). The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation, and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163. The Navajo name for the valley is TsÚ Bii' Ndzisgaii (Valley of the Rocks).

Here's a photo of the Mittens

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