Antelope Canyon is a place a lot of visitors to the
Southwest miss. Many drive right past it without even
realizing there's anything there to see. An unremarkable
road sign, and a couple of ramshackle huts where the
local Navajo sell tickets to enter the narrow "slot
canyon" are all that are visible from the highway.
Even after turning off the highway, there's little
indication of the visual mosaic that lies hidden beneath
the sandstone surface just a short walk away. Once
you enter Antelope Canyon, you find yourself immersed
in a swirling geometry of sandstone and light, sculpted
by millenia of flooding, and continually altered by
the shifting sunlight.
Antelope Canyon is a photographer's paradise, and
a wonder to the casual sightseeer.