CFFC: Every Which Way at Lower Antelope Canyon in Utah (View from the Side)

This week I’m looking every which way at Lower Antelope Canyon.

Lower Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon whose sandstone walls have been eroded into curvilinear shapes by the rushing waters of flash floods over the millennia.

Located on Navajo lands east of Page, Arizona, USA, the Navajo run tours through the canyon. The day we arrived in early October it was clear, sunny and freezing, and the lady who sold us our tickets told us she had a nice little heater in her booth.

We were sent down with a guide who accompanied our tour with haunting guitar riffs that showed off the cavern’s acoustics – perfect music for exploring the canyon.

  • View From the Side

Lower Antelope Canyon, a slot canyon whose curving walls are formed by the rushing waters of a flash flood through the red sandstone located on Navajo lands east of Page, Arizona, USA Lower Antelope Canyon, a slot canyon whose curving walls are formed by the rushing waters of a flash flood through the red sandstone located on Navajo lands east of Page, Arizona, USA Lower Antelope CanyonLower Antelope Canyon The swirling curved rock formations of this 'slot' canyon were created by the force of water through sandstone during flash floods over the millenniums The swirling curved rock formations of this 'slot' canyon were created by the force of water through sandstone during flash floods over the millenniums The swirling curved rock formations of this 'slot' canyon were created by the force of water through sandstone during flash floods over the millenniumsI had left the group and wandered off exploring the various caverns when I came upon a rather expensive camera set up on a tripod.

Ten feet away its owner was busy picking up handfuls of sand from the cavern floor and throwing them into a feeble sunbeam. He then rushed back to take a photo before the dust subsided and the sunbeam almost disappeared. Yes, he was after THE ‘sunbeam’ shot, and getting very frustrated.

I warned him to be careful; all that dust isn’t particularly good for a high end camera – I know that from experience! He lit up when he saw me and asked if I could take the photo on his camera the second he stopped throwing sand. So I took a couple of photos on his camera and then this one on mine…Lower Antelope Canyon

  • Looking Down on Things

Lower Antelope Canyon

  • Looking Up on Things

Lower Antelope Canyon Lower Antelope Canyon, a slot canyon whose curving walls are formed by the rushing waters of a flash flood through the red sandstone located on Navajo lands east of Page, Arizona, USA

  • View From the Bottom or Underneath

Lower Antelope CanyonBonus video! Our guide was also an incredible guitar payer and wrote music that was perfect within the curving formations of Antelope Canyon. Here I have added his haunting music to images of the canyon.

This was in October 2009 and the place wasn’t as popular as it is nowadays – we were allowed to leave the tour and just wander around taking photos, something that apparently doesn’t happen any more.

More of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: View From the Side.

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