Upper Antelope Canyon. The slot canyon walls offer a dazzling variety of shapes that remind us of man-made structures, animals or even people
Journey to the center of the earth
Upper Antelope Canyon
One of the famous spots in Upper Antelope Canyon
Or the scream... canyon textures in Rattlesnake Canyon
The fiery prophet
At the end of Lower Antelope Canyon you can see the head of a figure which could have been carved by an 11th-century Romanesque sculptor for some abbey in France or Italy, depicting the prophet Jeremiah or some other Old Testament character. His long hair and beard form fiery waves... Or maybe I'm just seeing things. In short, nature at its most virtuosic.
Lower Antelope Canyon
On quite a few occasions meandering through these Arizona slot canyons images from the movie "127 Hours" kept popping up.
Towards the flame
Lower Antelope Canyon at the right time of the day and the season, produces a riot of color
Smoke from wildfires in western Utah darkened the evening skies in neighboring Arizona, yet offered on some days spectacular colors at sunset.
The well-known Horseshoe Bend near Page, AZ is one of the striking features created by the Colorado River before it carved its masterpiece the Grand Canyon. The canyon is about as deep here as the Eiffel Tower is tall
Marble Canyon reflections
The Colorado River seen from Navajo Bridge
Lightplay in Marble Canyon
The setting sun displays its magic on Marble Canyon and the surrounding Vermillion Cliffs
A big boulder rolled down from the nearby cliff to a stop on this pedestal made of softer rock. Since the pedestal is eroding away at a faster pace, the boulder will topple again before it, too, will be broken down by weathering
A dramatic sunset enhanced by smoke from distant wildfires
Rebirth in the Bonito Lava Flow
The Sunset Crater Volcano north of Flagstaff erupted around 1085 incinerating the soil which remained barren and devoid of life for more than 400 years. Plant and animal life are now however in full return