Upper Antelope Canyon

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Upper Antelope Canyon— Near the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, just outside Page, Arizona, the Antelope Canyon is a destination one cannot miss. There are two separate sections of the Antelope Canyon: Upper and Lower. In Navajo, the name for the Upper Antelope Canyon means “the place where water runs through rocks.” These slot canyons were formed by erosion primarily due to flash flooding. Even today, the danger of flash flooding is present. Visitors should be aware of weather conditions and not enter the canyon if there is a chance of flash flood. The Upper Antelope Canyon is more visited by tourists than the Lower Antelope Canyon. If offers a much easier hike and its entrance is also at ground level. Because the Upper Antelope Canyon is wider, the frequency of sun beams entering the canyon walls are more noticeable here than in the Lower Antelope Canyon. For photography, though, the Upper Antelope Canyon can be a challenge. There will always be people where you want to make your shot.

Upper Antelope Canyon

Aperture: ƒ/2.5
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Taken: 18 July, 2007
Focal length: 7.1875mm
ISO: 50
Location: 36° 51.7638′ 0″ N 111° 22.4547′ 0″ W
Shutter speed: 1/15s