The Canyons in Arizona are spectacular. But while most visitors mainly go for the Grand Canyon, there’s different beauty in Page, where you’ll find Antelope Canyon.
Antelope CanyonNature Photography is not only animals. Arizona opened up with a different perspective:
Sometimes it feels there are not enough words to describe the colors and the lights in the canyons.
The Upper Antelope Canyons are the most popular ones in Page. The access is at ground level. There is no climbing required. If you time your visit right, you can see the spectacular sun beams in the summer months here.
The Canyons are managed by the Navajo. There seems to be a lock of central coordination. Every year more companies in the Navajo tribe are formed to bring tourists here. The experience of visiting the canyons is being compromised by the amount of groups that is brought here every day.
Some of the lighthbeams are very concentrated. Having a good guide, who knows the sequence of the sun beams in the antelope canyon, is key in capturing them.
When going for all the light in the image, you can see how the water created these.
The way the light plays with the walls makes every shot different than the last.
When looking back to the images, it’s not always easy to immediately have an orientation. The beautiful curves, and the lack of a horizon, can bring you off.
It is getting difficult now to make images such as the one above. It gives the impression of an empty canyon, but there are many hundreds of people being rushed by their guide inside here. A tripod and some luck are as important…
But there is of course more to see in Arizona.