the wandering chick
...Upper Antelope Slot Canyon

If you are familiar with slot canyons, you can skip this intro and go straight for the pictures. Before visiting out west, I wasn't sure what one was, much less how it was formed. So hopefully the next few words will help you visualize the pictures.

Slot canyons, like so many other rock formations out here, are formed by gushing water. Slot canyons are underground, tunnel like. But instead of a stream, or even a river, think of a flood that could be a hundred or more feet deep. Over the millions of years, it carves away the soft sandstone at random, leaving holes, curves and bends in the once-solid rock. Slot canyons vary in width, but most of them are very narrow, maybe the width of two people. Little sunlight reaches the bottom of the canyon, which is sand..sand that actually has worn away from the walls of the canyon.

As for the pictures, you see shapes and colors. The results of the photos have little to do with skill and everything to do with how the light coming in is hitting a particular wall at the time. A true photogragrapher would differ, I'm sure, and can certainly get the exact shot he or she is looking for. But frankly, your results, skilled or not, will be unique and interesting because that's the nature of a slot canyon.

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If you're really into slot canyons, you can view pictures of another one called Water Holes Slot south of Page, AZ by clicking here,

or, view the Lower Antelope Slot Canyon.

If you get the idea and have seen enough of slot canyons, then here are some other options:

View the Toadstool Trail in southern Utah,

or, return to the Lake Powell, AZ page.

Otherwise....

Feel free to visit my other Arizona locations by returning to the Arizona home page.

Or, choose a location below.

Our guide showed us that if we aimed our cameras in a particular spot, we'd get the image of a heart....and lookie there.

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