Antelope canyon is photographer's dream. In the middle of the day light barely penetrates the narrow slot canyon creating an ideal lighting situation for taking pictures. The textures and colors of the red sandstone stand out beautifully. During certain times of the day at certain times of the year shafts of light shoot down into the canyon.
Located on the Indian Reservation, Antelope Canyon requires a guide to visit. There are many companies in Page that offer this service. The cost was about $30 for a 20 minute ride (mostly down a sandy wash) in a suburban or the back of a truck. I recommend asking to ride inside or in the suburban. A sudden back injury claim might help here. They drop off directly in front of the entrance to the canyon and then go with you for the 1/2 mile or so walk to the end and then back. I actually wished I had paid more for the photography tour to stay longer. This was the more popular Upper Antelope Canyon. There is also a Lower, which has now been added to my photography bucket list. If you plan on going take a tripod (it's dark) and don't plan on changing lenses. Lots of very fine dust gets into everything. A wide angle lens is also good to have.
Sometimes sand falls down from above collecting on the many ledges within the canyon. When the wind blows it creates these small sandfalls. It also works to have your son scoop up some sand, set it on a ledge and jump out of the way of the picture.
And my favorite shot of this place...
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