Monday Walk: The Antelope Canyon

_W5A7177-Antelope

The Antelope Canyon is located in Page, Arizona, on Navajo Nation land. The Navajo People have lived in the area for many centuries.

There is no entrance at ground level so visitors need to climb down ladders to reach the canyon floor. We were entering the lower part of the Antelope Canyon with a bunch of college students.

_W5A7197-Antelope

These red & white sandstone walls have been sculpted by rain and wind to form unique swirls.

_W5A7198-Antelope

Glowing pastel colors made brilliant by beams of sunlight that illuminate the sandstone in infinite shapes and forms.

_W5A7226-Antelope

Turning around, we saw sunlight dancing on the sculpted walls.

_W5A7277-Antelope

_W5A7295-Antelope

Amazing nature’s work of art.

Words fail to describe…

_W5A7268-Antelope

While I was taking photos through the path, my husband was taking photos of me from my back.

FullSizeRender (1)-Antelope

As soon as we climbed out of the canyon, a storm was approaching, and they immediately shut down the canyon for the rest of the day and all the reservations were cancelled.

_W5A7300-Antelope

An evolving millions upon millions of years where flowing water and winds carved this sacred wonder. Imagine how ancient people must have respected and protected this place.

These photos were taken in the Lower Antelope Canyon. Navajo calls it Hazdistazí, or “spiral rock arches”.

Jo is taking us to FINCHALE PRIORY for a fabulous walk. Beautiful photos of ruins and scenery around.

walking-logo

Thank you for visiting! Have a great week. 🙂

 

101 thoughts on “Monday Walk: The Antelope Canyon

    • Thank you, Cathy! They don’t allow to use tripod in the canyon unless you join the photo tour, but that one was cancelled due to the weather.

      Like

  1. As you said, Amy, words fail me. I just could not believe what my eyes were seeing! The power, the art, the majestic energy, the hugeness, the incredible shapes and swirls, the play of light and shadow, the soaring, the drama, OH WOWOOWOWOW!!! Incredible pictures, my friend! To be there in person, what you were feeling had to have had your Heart up in your throat, with you in total and utter amazement! Thank YOU for sharing these images today!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

    Like

    • The sunlight helped capture the forms and shapes. It was an experience that I’ll never forget… I was glad the images turn out good, I felt we were rushed by the tour guide and the tour groups behind us.

      Liked by 1 person

      • What a shame you were rushed. Oh my gosh I could have just stayed in one spot for hours soaking it all in!!! Glorious images, Amy. You really did justice to these canyons of magic!!! ❤

        Like

  2. Good morning, Amy. Seeing these photos, one can not help but applauding at Mother Nature’s work 😉 Beautiful!
    I laughed when I read the part that the rest of reservations were canceled. With our luck, I am sure we would belong to those groups.
    Have a great day!

    Like

    • There are a few scheduled tours, you can book it online. But, you have to be there ahead of time to confirm your reservation and pay cash. The system is not automated as it should be. I guess weather is unpredictable there. Also, unlike other national park, you get in and walk through following the tour guide and they don’t give you time to wonder in the canyon.

      Liked by 2 people

  3. These are simply fantastic Amy – just glorious. We hiked in Zion a few summers ago and were disappointed that the canyon hike was closed due to a storm forecast at the opposite end. As we were leaving the park an hour later a HUGE torrent of water burst through the side of the mountain – we were absolutely stunned by its power and grateful that the park service knew its job well enough to keep us out despite our protests!! How lucky you were to hit this one with such perfect timing!

    Like

    • That is some powerful and scary storm you saw!. We were so lucky, rain began right after we climbed out of the canyon! They turn away a bunch of tourists. Thank you for your comment, Tina!

      Like

  4. Amy, These photos are just gorgeous–works of art! Of course that canyon is one fantastic work of art, isn’t it! I would love to see this canyon and should be able to at some point. It will be because you really enticed me to see it for myself. Wow!

    Like

    • Stunning work of art! Hope you don’t go during busy season, so you can spend a little more time in the canyon. 🙂 Thank you so much for your comment! 🙂

      Like

    • Just don’t expect to wander there like you do in other open canyons or mountains. The tour guide led us, we followed him through the canyon path, that was it. Maybe it was a busy time, we did get a chance to stop at a spot for more 2 minutes… The tour guide stopped 3, 4 spots to let us take photos, and he really rushed us.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Were there other tour options that allowed photographers to spend more time in the canyon? Very good advice. I would be disappointed as well. Especially if you want to sit and watch the lighting change. Perhaps people pay for private tours…?

        Like

        • I did assign to a photo tour. You have to bring your tripod and costs $50. My tour got cancelled because of the storm. This one is the lower part of the Canyon. The upper level is managed by a different company, where is located in the Downtown area. You had to get on their tour bus to the Canyon. Btw, you can made online reservation (for both lower and upper), but you have to get there early to confirm and to pay cash for the pass. 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

  5. Pingback: Jo’s Monday walk : Surprised at Skinningrove | restlessjo

  6. Reblogged this on Your Nibbled News and commented:
    The Antelope Canyon is located in Page, Arizona, on Navajo Nation land. The Navajo People have lived in the area for many centuries.The photos are worth viewing. The area worthy of a visit. Decide for yourself. Spectacular photography.

    Like

  7. Then,in your “connected” post,I had written in my comment :”Truly,a sacred wonder of infinite natural beauty”.Transfixed by your phenomenal photos,I repeat it and in awe I marvel at them.Incredible rock architecture,unique rockscapes and fabulous textures with astonishing colouration,dear Amy!I don’t really know how many more times I’ll visit this masterful post in order to admire nature’s unbeatable powers and your exquisite art photography 🙂 xxx

    Liked by 1 person

Thank you for visiting! Love to hear from you...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: