Swirls of color and wave-like formations make for an amazing day out in Arizona.
Mother Nature is patient when she molds the Earth to her liking - and the results are stunning. After millions of years of exposure to wind and water erosion, Antelope Canyon’s sandstone has been smoothed into one of the most well-known slot canyons! Made up of two canyons (separated into the upper canyon and lower canyon), Antelope Canyon has attracted visitors to view its geological wonders for decades. The iconic “flowing” shapes in the rock look like they’re straight out of an elaborate animated feature film, so otherworldly that you will no doubt want to stand in place and simply spend hours gazing at what is around you.
Photographers, this is one spot you can’t bypass on your bucket list; the light beams filtering into the canyon are magical as they hit the ground. It’s almost like molten gold being poured in, bathing the surroundings in light. Some of the rock formations have curious shapes, and might even resemble animals. In fact, when you’re in the upper canyon, keep an eye out for the “Lion’s Head” rock formation, with a protruding front that strongly resembles the large cat’s muzzle and an inward ridge that looks like eyes. Oh, and why is it called Antelope Canyon? Before European discovery, it was home to many pronghorn antelopes (which apparently aren’t actually antelopes), hence the name.