Antelope Canyon and Area around Page AZ – Apr, 2010


Upper Antelope Canyon Sunbeams – Apr 13, 2010

The sunbeams align with the opening of these sandstone slot canyons for a few minutes each day for short period in April.  A tripod is a must for this series of photos due to the low light. The sunbeams are not visible unless you toss a shovel full of fine sand into the air (all that fine suspended dirt is rough on the camera). The color on these photos was not photoshopped but the white balance on the camera was shifted toward red.  The upper and lower canyons were formed and continue to be shaped by flash floods that fill the canyon with a rushing water/slurry of sand and rocks that carve the shape. These canyons were once called corkscrew canyons but were renamed. Both are on Navajo Tribal land.  – Img 7936

 

Antelope Canyon Sunbeam, AZ – Apr 13, 2010 – Img 7897

 

Antelope Canyon, AZ – Apr 13, 2010 – Img 7870

 

Antelope Canyon, AZ – Apr 13, 2010 – Img 8010

 

Antelope Canyon, AZ – Apr 13, 2010 – Img 8044

 

Antelope Canyon, AZ – Apr 13, 2010 – Img 8028

 

Buckskin Gulch – Paria River Area, UT – Apr 11, 2010

Another slot canyon a short distance from Page AZ is Buckskin Gulch in Utah – Img 7557

 

Randy in Buckskin Gulch – Paria River Area, UT – – Apr 11, 2010 – Img 7528

 

 

Horseshoe Bend of Colorado River – Near Page AZ – Apr 15, 2010 – Img 8281

 

 

Wahweep Hoodoo trail – Paria River Area, UT – Apr 14, 2010 – Img 8189

 

 

Toad Stools trail – Paria River Area, UT – Apr 13, 2010 – Img 8128

 

 

Toad Stools trail – Paria River Area, UT – Apr 13, 2010 – Img 8096

 

Valley of Fire, NV – White Domes trail – Apr 15, 2010

A small distance north of Las Vegas there is a small state park called Valley of Fire with beautiful rock formations- Img 8362

 

Valley of Fire, NV – Mouse Tank trail – Apr 15, 2010 – Img 8406

 

Links to more photos from this area:

Arches, Canyonland, Capital Reef, 2016

The Wave, Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley 2015

Zion 2012

Zion 2011

Bryce National Park 2011

Zion 2010

 

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