Photo Diary: Lower Antelope Canyon, Paige, Arizona

Water is the driving force of all nature.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

After our visit to Lower Antelope Canyon these words could not possibly contain more truth.  Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon in Page, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation that was created through decades of erosion caused by flash floods.  The power of water is quite remarkable.

This year we had the privilege of visiting Antelope Canyon during our spring break road trip to the Southwest.  It was an unforgettable week and we saw more than our fair share of sites from breathtaking beauty to complete kitsch.  But the one place that left us speechless was Lower Antelope Canyon. I am not going to even try putting into words the majesty that unfolded before us because frankly they would never do it justice.  Therefore I am going to let my photos attempt to convey the beauty of our Lower Antelope Canyon experience. Also on a side note I am super excited to humbly brag share that one of  my photos from this trip was published in the September issue of Via Magazine! Insert dancing lady emoji here ;).  Suffice to say if this place is not already on your bucket list you really need to add it. But before you dive into the photos here are a few tips to keep in mind before you visit:

  1. This land is on the Navajo Reservation.  You can’t tour the canyon on your own. As a result you will have to book a tour with a Navajo guide to see the canyon.  We toured with Dixie Ellis Tours and can’t rave about them enough. You can find them here.
  2. This land is sacred so, pardon my French, don’t be an asshole.  Follow the rules and respect their land.
  3. Book your tour early to guarantee a spot.  They can sell out, especially during peak travel times.
  4. There are two canyons you can tour:  Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon (we toured Lower).
  5. The best time of day for photos is the morning (between 10am and noon).
  6. Depending on the time of year you visit wear layers.  It can be cold in the canyon during the cooler months.
  7. No video, only still photography.
  8. There is some walking and stairs so wear comfortable shoes.  This is no place for ballet flats, wedges, or open toed shoes.  Plus those pretty kicks that would look great in your Insta post are going to get super dirty from all the sand and dust.

OK, enough with my nagging about boring rules.  On to the pretty stuff (P.S. if you like what you see please head on over to our Etsy shop, ThatNatureCompany, were you can purchase prints of our fine art photography):