Antelope Canyon Patterns
Antelope Canyon Photography
Antelope Canyon Photos
Antelope Canyon Sun
The play of light, dark, and color is what gives Antelope Canyon its spiritual quality. It's obvious why the Navajo consider it a sacred site.
Antelope Canyon Tour
While there are both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons, it's the Upper Canyon that's easiest to visit and the one that most companies will be advertising. They are both on Navajo land, and can only be accessed through a tour.
Antelope Slot Canyon
The slot canyon was and still is carved from sandstone, mainly through flash flooding. The Navajo call it "the place where water runs through rocks".
Dust at Antelope Canyon
The canyon is in the desert so be prepared for lots and lots of sand. After heavy rains, the height of the canyon floor can change as vast amounts of sand are deposited or washed away.
iPhone 7 Antelope Canyon
This photo was taken with Karen's iPhone 7, and I think it looks as good as any of my photos.
Looking up at Antelope Canyon
The sun is your friend and your enemy in the canyon. Any shot of the sky will be overexposed.
Antelope Canyon Colors
Antelope Canyon Crowds
If you get lucky, the canyon can be wide open and empty in places.
Antelope Canyon Details
Antelope Canyon Entrance
You enter Upper Antelope Canyon through a giant slot in the rock wall, known as the Crack.
Antelope Canyon is Narrow
Tour groups are carefully managed, since parts of the canyon are narrow enough for single-file only. On the plus side, Upper Antelope Canyon is flat; no climbing required.
Antelope Canyon Eye of the Dragon
The tour guides will point out interesting formations, like this one called the Eye of the Dragon.
Desert View Watchtower Artwork
Bold murals and soft pictographs give the second floor a mystical quality.
Desert View Watchtower Observation
Several of the windows in the observation room feature "reflectoscopes," black mirrors that reflect the harsh sunlight and bring out the colors of the canyon walls.
Desert View Watchtower Wide
It's hard to have a bad view of the Grand Canyon, but the overlook at the Watchtower ranks as one of the best.
Hermit Road Trail
Our first evening at the Grand Canyon was spent mostly alone along Hermit Road.
The small Tusayan Museum contains traditional handicrafts and some artifacts that date back 4,000 years.
The Tusayan site contains the foundation stones of a small u-shaped pueblo with living areas, storage rooms, and a kiva -- a chamber used for religious rites.
Yavapi Point Museum
The museum at Yavapi Point dates to 1928 and was made out of indigenous limestone and Ponderosa pine to blend into its surroundings.
Yavapi Point Observation
Displays, photographs, and interpretive panels help visitors learn about things like the uplift of the Colorado Plateau and the carving of the Grand Canyon.
Mather Point Sunset
If you wait long enough for the perfect light from the setting sun, this is what you'll get.
Zion Canyon Overlook Bridge
Boardwalks on the Canyon Overlook Trail make it easier to skirt the edges of the rock wall.
Zion Canyon Overlook Trail
The Canyon Overlook is a rocky outcropping with an interpretive sign and a sturdy railing.
Zion Kayenta Trail
The beautiful view of the cottonwood grove near the beginning of the Kayenta Trail.
Zion Narrows Entrance
The Riverside Walk offers paved trails for hiking and dirt paths for easy access to the water.
Zion Parus Trail Watchman
Several bridges cross the Pa'rus Trail and are popular in the evenings with photographers trying to catch the best sunset.
Zion Upper Emerald Pools
The waterfall of the Upper Emerald Pools is visible at the trailhead to the Lower Emerald Pools.
Zion Virgin Riverside
Skipping rocks on the Virgin River.
Zion Weeping Rock Trail Grotto
The overhang of the imposing grotto wall.
Zion Weeping Rock Trail
Looking out through the mist of the Weeping Rock.