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Antelope Slot Canyons

Upper Antelope Canyon is called Tsé bighánílíní, "the place where water runs through rocks" by the Navajo. It is the most frequently visited by tourists, due to two considerations. First, its entrance and entire length are at ground level, requiring no climbing. Second, beams (shafts of direct sunlight radiating down from openings in the top of the canyon) are much more common in Upper than in Lower. Beams occur most often in the summer months, as they require the sun to be high in the sky. Winter colors are a little more muted.

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Magic Light Light, Shadow & Color Slot Canyon Light Canyon Secrets
Wider Toward the Light Bask in the Light Entering an Enigma
Light Trails Shadow, Light & Textures Natural Cathedral #7796
The rear exit/entrance Light from above Upward Mystic Passage
Nature's Magic #7817 Underworld Wood-like Textures in Stone
_DSC7894nik80.jpg Canyon Whispers Magic & Mystery #7737
#7802 #7842 Canyon Colors...as only nature can Light Shafts in B&W
_DSC0093sq.jpg Cascading Light Canyon Heart Entry Hall
Slot Windows Nature's Sanctuary _DSC7864.jpg Sun Flare
Canyon Warmth The unavoidable cell-phone shooter. Inner Canyon Glow Sand falling in light shafts
Ceiling Light Hidden Secrets Red Rock Shadow-play Formations by Eons of Water Erosion
A light in the darkness... Canyon Heart Sun, sun, sun, here it comes! # 7759
Canyon Light & Colors Magic Light Light, Rock  & Sand ASC-7755
Silent Passage Nature's Magic Heart of Gold Seen from Outside...