Road trip to Antelope Canyon in Arizona
One of the most famous landscapes to visit for photography in Arizona is Antelope Canyon located just outside the city of Page. If you plan on taking a road trip through the area, there is definitely a lot of wonderful parks, monuments and landscape to visit in the surrounding region, and Antelope Canyon is one of those must see places to visit.
There are two areas of Antelope Canyon that you can visit – the Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon, and it is possible to visit both sites on the same day. In order to do this, you have to reserved in advanced so you may see one or both parks in your desired time frame.
Lower Antelope Canyon guide
Entering the Lower Antelope cavern and climbing down
Descending the staircase to the lower segment of Lower Antelope
Lower Antelope Canyon Highlights
Visiting the lower Antelope Canyon is an excellent time to not only experience this magnificent landscape but to also create some wonderful photographs. It seems like any spot you look at from above looking down or up, in a detailed presentation or even a selfie, there is so much inspiration to being present and enjoying this amazing and unique landscape.
Antelope Canyon in color
Even if you photograph the images straight on, you can get some fascinating abstract patterns and designs from looking around at different angles. It’s such an inspiring environment to experiment and try different shots and techniques with your camera. Following are some of my abstract studies done in color.
Looking up to the skies
Selfie time in Lower Antelope Canyon
Of course everyone wants to do a selfie in the canyon to highlight their visit. There is a spot above where the lighting is even and highlights anyone standing in the middle. Our guide patiently took pictures individually with the group and I decided to take a slight different approach from a standard portrait shot.
Exiting Lower Antelope Canyon
Leaving out of the canyon, you practically have to crawl out through a tight crack (in the image above) and walk back to the visitors center. The center has a large gift store, food service and even a nice photo gallery of some Indian artist. The most popular item it seems for a typical hot day is any of the ice cream bars selling like hot cakes.
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More details for visiting Antelope Canyon
Tours start from 8am to 4pm MST
Prices are $40 per adult and $20 for children ages 0-12
An additional $8 per person fee for parks and recreation services
There are also special photography focused tours, you can find out more details on the different tours here.
During monsoon season, monsoon season occurs in the area and both canyons can be closed depending on a threat of flooding. Check details on the website here, for updated weather conditions.
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