Antelope Slot Shapeshifter
Antelope Slot Canyon - Page, AZ - USA
This is a picture from the inside of Antelope Slot Canyon in Arizona, and it is one of the coolest places I have ever been. To get into the canyons you need a tour guide or a special pass (and a good 4 wheel drive vehicle for driving up the riverbed that leads to them), due to their tendency to flash flood with little warning. My dad and I were here in early January, which is definitely off season, and Chief Tsosie tours gave us a private guide and extra time since we were their only customers on this particular morning. And if I were to go back I would definitely go the tour guide route again. Our guide Josh was incredibly knowledgeable, and patient with me as I set up to take pictures in the various parts of the canyon. He pointed out tons of rock formations and potential shots that I would not have seen otherwise, and the highlight of our time in the canyon was when he played is traditional native flute for us in one of the more resonant chambers.
Anyway as you walk through the slot canyon you can practically touch both sides with your hands for much of the way until suddenly you come around a corner to a wide open chamber, twisting and turning 150 feet up to the top of the canyon which in most places is no more than a foot wide crack. As you walk along at certain parts of the canyon and certain parts of day the sunlight streams in from above. And everywhere you turn there are radical rock formations and amazing textures and lines everywhere you look. One of the things that makes this place so cool is that when you take pictures in the canyon the camera picks up and emphasizes different details than your eye (particularly with depth perception) creating really cool light effects and shapes in the picture.
Antelope Slot CanyonOlympus 565