AntelopeCanyon

Antelope Canyon is located on the Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park a few miles south of Page, Arizona
near the Utah border. This page details Upper Antelope Canyon (the Navajo (Dine) name is Tse-Bighanilini,
which means “the place where water runs through rocks”). Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon, a narrow cleft
in the Navajo Sandstone carved by flash floods which eroded the rock into a winding maze, which in some
spots is so narrow that both sides can be touched at once. The erosion has created spectacular flowing
patterns and formations in the rock, and in places the sun can pierce the narrow opening at the top of
the canyon, producing beams of light (most often in the summer, when the sun is high in the sky).

The Antelope Canyon Portfolio page is presented in Gallery form, with general information
on Antelope Canyon itself, as there is very little descriptive material on sections of the canyon.

I have also included a group of ten Fractal Composites made from Antelope Canyon images.

Click an image to open a larger version.
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Grand Canyon             Assorted Arizona
Canyon de Chelly        Antelope Canyon

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Images in this section are in a number of different Galleries on the Photoshelter website.
The Banner below leads to the Indian Lands & Anasazi Sites Collection where a Gallery can be selected.

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There are 14 Sections in the Photoshelter Indian Lands & Anasazi Sites Collection

Direct Links to images of Antelope Canyon:

Antelope Canyon AZ
Antelope Canyon Fractal Composites

Indian Lands Select
(150 Selected images)

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Upper Antelope Canyon is the most photographed slot canyon in the Southwest.
Due to the very narrow opening at the top and the depth of the narrow canyon walls,
the light can be rather low even in the summer months. Some of these exposures are
as long as six seconds, creating an interesting timing challenge as I tried to avoid
getting tourists in the shots. The images are presented in order, from just inside
the entrance to the canyon to just inside the exit (there are some gaps where
a single image has been selected from a larger group of similar images).

The extremely wide range of exposure between the deep shadows in
recesses of the inner canyon and the upper walls near the opening
(often exceeding 10 EV, the maximum range of the human eye)
make this an extremely challenging place to shoot. Processing
these images was also quite challenging. These images are
the result of recently-developed processing techniques, and
I have included many new images, including several of the
unique kaleidoscopic Fractal Composites which I have
created from some of the images of Antelope Canyon.

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Antelope Canyon X2442

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Antelope Canyon X2443

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Antelope Canyon X2446

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Antelope Canyon X2447

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Antelope Canyon X2449

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Antelope Canyon X2452

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Antelope Canyon X2455

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Antelope Canyon X2456

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Antelope Canyon X2459

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Antelope Canyon X2462

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Antelope Canyon X2463

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Antelope Canyon X2465

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Antelope Canyon X2466

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Antelope Canyon X2468

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Antelope Canyon X2469

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Antelope Canyon X2470

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Images in this section are in a number of different Galleries on the Photoshelter website.
The Banner below leads to the Indian Lands & Anasazi Sites Collection where a Gallery can be selected.

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There are 14 Sections in the Photoshelter Indian Lands & Anasazi Sites Collection

Direct Links to images of Antelope Canyon:

Antelope Canyon AZ
Antelope Canyon Fractal Composites

Indian Lands Select
(150 Selected images)

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Antelope Canyon X2472

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Antelope Canyon X2473

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Antelope Canyon X2484

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Antelope Canyon X2486

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Antelope Canyon X2488

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Antelope Canyon X2489

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Antelope Canyon X2491

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Antelope Canyon X2492

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Antelope Canyon Chimney X2493

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Antelope Canyon Chimney X2494

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Antelope Canyon X2500

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Antelope Canyon Chimney X2504

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Images in this section are in a number of different Galleries on the Photoshelter website.
The Banner below leads to the Indian Lands & Anasazi Sites Collection where a Gallery can be selected.

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There are 14 Sections in the Photoshelter Indian Lands & Anasazi Sites Collection

Direct Links to images of Antelope Canyon:

Antelope Canyon AZ
Antelope Canyon Fractal Composites

Indian Lands Select
(150 Selected images)

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Antelope Canyon X2510

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Antelope Canyon X2511

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Antelope Canyon X2514

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Antelope Canyon Beam X2515

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Antelope Canyon Eye of the Bear X2531

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Antelope Canyon Eye of the Bear X2532

The Bear is the most famous formation in the canyon.

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Antelope Canyon Eye of the Bear X2533

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Antelope Canyon Eye of the Bear X2535

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Antelope Canyon Spirit Dance X2538

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Antelope Canyon Spirit Dance X2540

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Antelope Canyon Flaming Dust X2545

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Antelope Canyon Dancing Dust X2548

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Antelope Canyon Beam X2564

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Antelope Canyon Beam X2566

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Images in this section are in a number of different Galleries on the Photoshelter website.
The Banner below leads to the Indian Lands & Anasazi Sites Collection where a Gallery can be selected.

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There are 14 Sections in the Photoshelter Indian Lands & Anasazi Sites Collection

Direct Links to images of Antelope Canyon:

Antelope Canyon AZ
Antelope Canyon Fractal Composites

Indian Lands Select
(150 Selected images)

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Antelope Canyon Beam X2577

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Antelope Canyon Double Beam X2575

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Antelope Canyon Double Beam X2579

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Antelope Canyon X2567

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Antelope Canyon X2569

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Antelope Canyon X2581

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Antelope Canyon SXXL

A 1500 x 777 version of the SXXL Composite (8566 x 4437).

These two images were created from the full-size composites,
thus the title bar text is very small in comparison to the web previews
of the other images shown on this page. The title bars of all full-size images
contain text sizes as displayed in these two composites (small in preview,
but of a perfectly legible but unobtrusive size in the full-sized image).

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Antelope Canyon XXXL

A 1227 x 1250 version of the XXXL Composite (8566 x 8725).

The lower section of this image is a Fractal Composite.
The section below displays 10 of the 23 Fractal Composites
which I have created from images of Upper Antelope Canyon.

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Images in this section are in a number of different Galleries on the Photoshelter website.
The Banner below leads to the Indian Lands & Anasazi Sites Collection where a Gallery can be selected.

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There are 14 Sections in the Photoshelter Indian Lands & Anasazi Sites Collection

Direct Links to images of Antelope Canyon:

Antelope Canyon AZ
Antelope Canyon Fractal Composites

Indian Lands Select
(150 Selected images)

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Antelope Canyon Fractal Composites

The spectacularly-figured walls and chimneys of Upper Antelope Canyon, besides their
exquisite beauty, offer an unusual opportunity to create kaleidoscopic fractal composites.
I have created 23 Fractal Composites and have selected ten for display on this page.

The entire set is in the Photoshelter Gallery: Antelope Canyon Fractal Composites

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Antelope Canyon Bears and Fractal Wolf X2531 M

A 1500 x 1225 version of the XXL Composite (5698 x 4415).

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Antelope Canyon Eye of the Bear X2535 M

A 1500 x 1225 version of the XXL Composite (5698 x 4415).

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Antelope Canyon Bison Skull and Fractal Entrance X2446 M

A 1500 x 1225 version of the XXL Composite (5696 x 4415).

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Antelope Canyon Fractal Thunderbird X2462

A 1500 x 1092 version of the XXL Composite (5660 x 3900).

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Antelope Canyon Fractal Chimney X2504

A 1500 x 1092 version of the XXL Composite (5660 x 3900).

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Antelope Canyon Fractal Butterfly X2443 M

A 1500 x 1290 version of the XXL Composite (5340 x 4400).

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Antelope Canyon Fractal Cross X2468 M

A 1500 x 1290 version of the XXL Composite (5698 x 4680).

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Antelope Canyon Fractal Column X2466M

A 1500 x 1225 version of the XXL Composite (5698 x 4415).

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Antelope Canyon Fractal Chimney II X2494 M

A 1500 x 1225 version of the XXL Composite (5696 x 4415).

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Antelope Canyon Sound Barrier X2447 M

A 1500 x 1225 version of the XXL Composite (5696 x 4415).

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Images in this section are in a number of different Galleries on the Photoshelter website.
The Banner below leads to the Indian Lands & Anasazi Sites Collection where a Gallery can be selected.

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There are 14 Sections in the Photoshelter Indian Lands & Anasazi Sites Collection

Direct Links to images of Antelope Canyon:

Antelope Canyon AZ
Antelope Canyon Fractal Composites

Indian Lands Select
(150 Selected images)

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