Photos in Slide Show: Upper Antelope Canyon

One of the great wonders of the American West is Antelope Canyon, within the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona. Parts of Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon form into “slot canyons”, one of Canyon Country’s most exquisite and unusual phenomena.

A short section of Upper Antelope Canyon (about 1/4 mile) is exceedingly narrow and is considered by many to be the most beautiful and photogenic slot canyon in the world. The most amazing feature is the appearance of shafts of sunlight into the otherwise dark canyon. This leads to fabulous photo opportunities. The canyon floor is completely level making it readily accessible to almost everyone. Read the full story, “Upper Antelope Canyon – Photographers’ Fantasyland”.

Photo Tips: The best time to get photos of the light shafts would be at mid-day when the sun is high (late spring to early fall) and can shine into the narrow canyon. Look for good lighting within the canyon. Strong sunlight and deep shadows can make it challenging to get good photographs. The canyon can be quite dusty so try to avoid changing lenses if you can. For more tips, please read the full article.

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