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Antelope Lower Canyon Photos Will Transport You To A Land Free Of Ice

12/12/2013 02:43 EST | Updated 12/13/2013 01:25 EST
Remi Zik

The Grand Canyon may be the de facto tourist attraction for Arizona but you may want to reconsider after seeing Remi Zik's stunning photos of Antelope Lower Canyon.

It may not look like much from above but venture a bit further and things start to get interesting.

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The French photographer paid a trip to the what the local Navajos call "Hasdestwazi" or "spiral rock arches" back in the summer after moving to the town of Page, Ariz. where the canyon is located.

antelope lower canyon

antelope lower canyon

antelope lower canyon

The rocks' flowing appearance is thanks to years of rainwater rushing through the canyon's passageways, carving, eroding and smoothing out the corridors.

antelope lower canyon

antelope lower canyon

antelope lower canyon

In a Reddit thread, Zik tells future visitors to specifically visit the lower portion of the canyon as the upper half is beautiful "but crowded with people". He describes the lower portion as "peaceful" and it's easy to see why. From time to time, rays of sunlight permeate the upper canyon walls and highlight some of the canyon's nooks and crannies.

antelope lower canyon

antelope lower canyon

antelope lower canyon

antelope lower canyon

Remi also gives out a few tips for any travellers looking to recreate his photos: "bring a tripod, chose your lenses before going in, and stick with it. It's very dusty in the canyon."

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