Thursday, October 23, 2008

Natural Wonders At A Navajo Tribal Park

Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons are part of a Navajo Tribal Park in Arizona. Over the centuries, flash flooding rainwater has carved the sandstone to produce these canyons of staggering beauty. Every year, the Upper Canyon, known as "The Crack" is touched by light beams from March 15th until October 7th, with the strongest beams from May to September. The first photograph shows such light beams ~ thanks to Lucas Loffler for sharing his stunning photograph. The Lower Canyon is called "The Corkscrew" and is much more difficult to enter. Entry to both canyons is by guided tour only. The photograph below, of the Lower Canyon, was made by Moondigger ~ thanks for sharing such a beautiful image. Both canyons are considered a great challenge to photographers, given the narrowness of the canyons and the difficulty of the lighting.

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