Unearthly in its beauty, Antelope Canyon is a popular slot canyon on the Navajo Reservation, a few miles east of Page, and open to tourists by tour only. Wind and water have carved sandstone into an astonishingly sensuous temple of nature where light and shadow play hide and seek. Less than a city block long (about a quarter mile), its symphony of shapes and textures are a photographer's dream.

Lighting conditions are best around mid-morning between April and September, but the other months bring smaller crowds and a more intimate experience. Four tour companies offer trips into upper Antelope Canyon. These tours can feel a bit like a cattle call, but the uniqueness of the experience make a visit worthwhile. The guides at Roger Ekis' Antelope Canyon Tours will help you find the best photo angles during the 90-minute Sightseer's Tour.