Antelope Canyon is the most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. It is located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or The Crack; and Lower Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew.
Upper Antelope Canyon is called Tsé bighánílíní in Navajo, "the place where water runs through rocks" by the Navajo. Beams occur most often in the summer months, as they require the sun to be high in the sky. Light beams start to peek into the canyon March 15 and disappear October 7 each year.
Antelope Canyon is a popular location for photographers and sightseers, and a source of tourism business for the Navajo Nation. It has been accessible by permit only since 1997, when the Navajo Tribe made it a Navajo Tribal Park. Photography within the canyons is difficult due to the wide exposure range made by light reflecting off the canyon walls.
Location: Near Powell, Arizona, USA