Sculpture in Stone
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Sculpture in Stone

By ernieleo
Slot Canyon.....Lower Antelope Canyon......Navajo Nation...... Page Az......3 exposure HDR.....Circular Polarizer.....The Navajo name for Lower Antelope Canyon is Hasdeztwazi or Spiral Rock Arches....Many years ago, herds of Pronghorn Antelope roamed freely in, and around the canyon, which explains the English name.

This incredible canyon has been created over many thousands of years by the relentless forces of water and wind, slowly carving and sculpting the sandstone into forms, textures, and shapes which we observe today

Antelope Canyon is visited exclusively through guided tours, in part because rains during monsoon season can quickly flood the canyon. Rain does not have to fall on or near the Antelope Canyon slots for flash floods to whip through, as rain falling dozens of miles away 'upstream' of the canyons can funnel into them with little prior notice. On August 12, 1997, eleven tourists, including seven from France, one from the United Kingdom, one from Sweden and two from the United States, were killed in Lower Antelope Canyon by a flash flood. Very little rain fell at the site that day, but an earlier thunderstorm had dumped a large amount of water into the canyon basin, seven miles upstream.

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7 years ago
Comment by: digitalpix4all
Beautiful, ernie. Photographer clap
7 years ago
Comment by: kchristine
Very beautiful Booming love
7 years ago
Comment by: Sommerwind
Excellent capture! Thank you very much for the additional information, very interesting! Congratulation
7 years ago
Comment by: jazzilady
Great photo! clap clap
7 years ago
Comment by: killua
Happy Congratulation
7 years ago
Comment by: sed
Photographer clap


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CategoryLandscape
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Submited:09.04.2009
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