Arizona Slot Canyon Landscape Photography Fine Art Prints

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Slot Canyons in Arizona | Pictures of Sandstone Slot Canyons

A Slot Canyon photography gallery by Joseph C. Filer of stunning photos of sandstone slot canyons from northern Arizona that include both lower and upper Antelope slot canyons and others complete with sunbeams piercing the canyons from cracks and holes above the canyons.

Slot Canyon photography prints are for sale as Limited Edition Luxury Fine Art Paper Prints, Chromaluxe ® Metal Prints, and non-glare TruLife ® Acrylic Prints. Frames and large-scale prints 8 feet or more in size are available.

My Slot Canyon Photography Experience

One of the first subjects I photographed in the Arizona desert was the slot canyons. Flash floods cut through the sandstone to form amazing shapes and lines that lend themselves to creating beautiful photographs.

Slot Canyon photography begins with the most famous one, Antelope Slot Canyons near Page, Arizona. The are others nearby that are impressive as well. I am always on the hunt for new slot canyons to explore and will continue to photograph them for years to come.

Arizona Slot Canyon Landscape Photography - Facts and Reflections

Slot canyons are narrow types of canyons that are deep rather than very wide. Antelope Canyon is the most-visited and most-photographed canyon in the southwestern United States.

The distance between Antelope Canyon’s walls ranges from 1-3 meters (3.2 to 9.8 feet) wide and runs up to 50 meters (6.5 to 164 feet) deep, and the Upper Canyon sits 1219 meters (4000 feet) above sea level and the walls are 36.5 meters (120 feet) tall. The erosion of the sandstone in the slot canyons results in an endless number of shapes and shadows which makes for stunning photography.

Walking through these sandstone slot canyons is a thrilling experience. The Slot Canyon photos in this gallery will give you a glimpse of the beauty created by the sun as its rays light up the sandstone walls.

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The Fine Art Of Slot Canyons

The sandstone slot canyons of Arizona are formed by sudden floodwaters rushing through them and carving out amazing formations in their soft walls. Antelope Canyon and others display variations in colors, textures, and shapes that all speak directly to the concept of Fine Art. Of course, the light beams coming from upper openings are an added bonus.

Visiting and Photographing Sandstone Slot Canyons

A very special feature in the Red Rock Country of Arizona and Utah is the Slot Canyons. They are formed as the result of flash flood waters rushing through and eroding the soft, sandstone walls of the canyons. They can present a serious danger of drowning if you are caught in one when it rains.

For Landscape Photography, the most famous of the Slot Canyons are the Antelope Canyons near Page, Arizona. They are particularly known for beams of light that come through small openings on the top of the canyons and interact with dust from the sand inside the canyon.

Most of the slot canyons, like the Antelope Canyons, Canyon X, Secret Canyon, and others are on private Navajo Lands and require a permit or a guide to photograph. Buckskin Gulch is a beautiful, 21-mile long canyon that requires only a simple permit from the Bureau of Land Management.