Amazingly beautiful place — Antelope Canyon got its name from the red-red walls, resembling the skin of the animal. It is located in the north of Arizona, near the town of Page, at 240 km from the Grand Canyon of Colorado.
For centuries, water and wind to grind in red sandstone recess a few hundred meters. This is a strange place, where photos can look even more beautiful and mysterious reality.
Photos Marat Gizatulina
All this beauty is in the thickness of red sandstone, which is relatively soft and easily eroded.
Upper Antelope Canyon — «The place where water runs through rocks» — the most frequently visited by tourists due to two of its features. The first — the entrance and the entire length of this part of the canyon is at ground level and does not require climbing. Second — sunlight falling from the holes at the top of the canyon.
Inside the Upper Antelope Canyon:
Lower Antelope Canyon — «spiral rock arches» — is located a few kilometers farther Upper Antelope Canyon. Travel to Lower Antelope Canyon has remained considerably more difficult than the tour in the Upper Antelope Canyon — the route is longer, sometimes more narrow, and in some places can not even stand on his feet.
Entrance to the canyon bottom. On the frame — it’s just a crack in the earth’s firmament:
Ladder out of the Lower Antelope Canyon:
The main floor of the canyon lies approximately 10 — 15 meters. And the dance begins stone:
Mostly vestibular system goes crazy. The fact is that at the bottom of the canyon, there is absolutely vertical lines, and sometimes there is no flat surface underfoot.
There occur heavy rains followed by movement of rainwater. Located in water sand tert canyon walls and intricate forms liniespletenie, exciting and affects inhabitant eye.
In the rainy season the canyon can be quickly flooded. During lightning storms, or even with slight signs of its origin down into the canyon is strictly prohibited — is too high probability of sudden flooding.
To date, flooding in the canyon occur more often. Recently, at the moment the flood took place October 30, 2006 and lasted for 36 hours, forcing the administration to close the park Lower Antelope Canyon for 5 months.
August 12, 1997 in the Lower canyon stream washed away 12 tourists, 11 of whom died.
Prior to the installation of metal stairs leading to the Lower Canyon, here I had to go up and down ropes and rope ladders quite dangerous.
Despite easier access and no less amazing reliefs Upper Canyon, Lower Antelope Canyon is much stronger attracts photographers.
If the purpose of your trip is in photographing the beauties of nature, it is best to get into the canyons of the summer, with the best coverage will be in the middle of the day, around noon. During the rest of the world will not be enough. However, long exposures and additional artificial lighting can save the situation.
It is particularly feel their connection with Mother Nature. Every second the changing light creates a surprisingly good mood. There are no two identical moments, and it is impossible to make two identical pictures. Light and shadow are constantly moving.