Antelope Canyon, in pictures
However we feel about the US Presidential Race, we cannot forget that it is about a great country that is home to some of the most amazing geographical features on earth, among them Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona.
The beautiful formations of the slot canyon have been carved by water from powerful flash floods over centuries. On the level, the slot canyon appears as narrow openings in the Navajo sandstone formation that extends for kilometres. But below ground, from the inside, the walls are like dramatic swirls of a dancer’s robes going down to 30 metres deep in sections.
Because of its beauty and accessibility, Antelope Canyon is the most-photographed slot canyon in the world. Photographers from everywhere have been fascinated by the way light enters and fills the canyons, which is strongest around the time of the summer solstice, but one can still capture amazing images anytime in the year.
If you plan to take a camera trek through Antelope Canyon, be sure to check the weather forecast. Pay particular attention to the weather several miles above the canyon, because although flash floods don't often happen occur in the desert, they are very dangerous when they do. Water rushing through the canyon after the heavy downpours have claimed many lives.
On a fine day with good light, however, it can only be a feast for the eyes and the camera lens, as our friend Martin Roth discovered.