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Opening Of Antelope Canyon

This composition was shot pointing towards the opening of Upper Antelope Canyon from inside. It really emphasizes the extreme color differences inside the slot canyon. The oranges are from the sun bouncing off the red rocks and sand outside the canyon. The blues are reflected color from the blue skies where sunlight does not penetrate into the depths. There is no sense of scale to this image, the walls were upwards of 1000 feet high in places. This slot canyon is narrow and very tall. Sunlight only penetrates onto the floor on certain days in the summertime. Other times of the year the sun does not rise high enough into the sky to reach the canyon floor. The Navajo Nation owns the land this canyon sits on and permits and guides must be obtained in order to venture into Upper Antelope Canyon.