One of the most surreal and photogenic places on the planet, this slot canyon in Northern Arizona is as beautiful as it is difficult to photograph. It used to be they allowed tripods in these canyons and offer private photography tours to get the best images. Even when they did, these were still incredibly difficult to shoot with the natural lighting. Today they don't offer private tours or guides anymore so I'm grateful I had the opportunity to use a tripod and really be able to capture the full grandeur of this incredible place before it became off limits. Of all the places I've been fortunate enough to visit on multiple occasions, this is still one I love going back to. The way the sandstone walls were carved out by waters that rush down these canyons during monsoon season and the intricate and delicate striations that they left on the walls here are just stunning. Plus, every different season that I visit this area provides slightly different colors on the walls. From deep reds and oranges to almost a purplish color at certain times of the year, this place never stops inspiring!
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