I decided to virtually re-visit Antelope Canyon and study the 200+ images that are truly amazing. I hope you like them, it was difficult to select just 4.
Antelope Canyon is the most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or The Crack; and Lower Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew.
The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tsé bighánílíní, which means “the place where water runs through rocks.” Lower Antelope Canyon is Hazdistazí (advertised as “Hasdestwazi” by the Navajo Parks and Recreation Department), or “spiral rock arches.” Both are located within the LeChee Chapter of the >
A long time ago, herds of pronghorn antelope roamed freely in Antelope Canyon, which explains the canyon’s English name. It is not known exactly when people first discovered Antelope Canyon. According to local Navajos, who have lived here for some time, the canyon and the LeChee area were places where cattle grazed in winter.
To older Navajos, entering a place like Antelope Canyon was like entering a cathedral. They would probably pause before going in, to be in the right frame of mind and prepare for protection and respect. This would also allow them to leave with an uplifted feeling of what Mother Nature has to offer, and to be in harmony with something greater than themselves. It was, and is, a spiritual experience.
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Red rock is one of my favorites. I can’t get enough. On your repost I read that you were able to go in alone because you identified yourself as a photographer. That is the coolest thing EVER!! I have explored a ton of red rock, hiked The Narrows, but have not been to Antelope. Heading into the area next month, gonna try and make it happen.