Antelope Canyon: A Dream Come True

Antelope Canyon was the second place of five that I’ve visited from my must-see list. It was love at first sight. See, I wasn’t aware that it even existed until I read this post from this awesome travel blog I read. I immediately knew I had to go there. For those of you who are not familiar it, Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon famous for its smooth, flowing erosion patterns. It is absolutely stunning. Gorgeous. Exquisite. Amazing.

I started in Upper Antelope Canyon, which is the more popular of the two. At about half the length of the lower canyon, the upper canyon is deeper and characterized by narrower openings at the top which restrict much of the light. It also has sun beams that pierce the canyon at midday. My camera was not up to the task in such low light but I still managed to get some nice photos though they don’t reflect the warmth of the rock. Believe me though, this place is infinitely more beautiful in person.

Upper Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Upper Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Upper Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Upper Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Upper Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Upper Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

I have more photos of Lower Antelope because I was able to get better photos due to lighting, not because I preferred it. The lower canyon, also referred to as “The Corkscrew,” is known for a broader range of tones including blues.

Lower Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

The range of colors in Lower Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

The range of colors in Lower Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

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