Dancing Antelope #4
A few miles east of Page, Arizona, on the lands of the Navajo Nation one finds Hasdestwazi (meaning ”spiral rock arches”), the spectacular slot canyon known in English as Lower Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew. On the flat surface of the desert is a rather unimposing crack in the dry sandstone, but on entering the crack and descending fifty or sixty feet into the earth, there is a world of sweeping swirls and flowing sandstone walls carved by millions of years of erosion. Flash floods entering the slot canyon concentrate their power to scour the walls into incredible shapes. Light enters the canyon depths only from the narrow slit on the surface and color is distorted: purple, mauve, and orange predominate.
More images in this series, Dancing Antelopes, can be found in the Suites section of this Web site.
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