Slot Canyon Photography
Antelope Canyon is comprised of two separate canyons that were formed from flood waters rushing over Navajo Sandstone. These canyons are in a Navajo Tribal Park in the LeChee (Lichii’ii)Chapter.
The two canyons are a couple of miles away from each other and, although they’re made of the same Sandstone, they are each unique. Tse’ bighanilini (also called Upper Antelope Canyon) means ‘the place where water runs through rocks.’ It’s a wide, fairly straight canyon; and it’s the shorter canyon of the two. Hasdestwazi (also called Lower Antelope Canyon) means ‘spiral rock arches.’ Not only is this canyon much narrower, but it also twists and turns throughout its length.
Sunlight streams through the open ‘ceiling’ of the canyons and constantly changes the colors and shades of the sandstone. Colors range from yellows to fiery and bright oranges to deep purples. The twists, angles and turns of the canyon walls reflect different amounts of light and provide limitless inspiration.