Beautiful, Deadly Antelope Canyon

Photographer in Upper Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona. (Getty Images)

There is an other-worldly place in Page, Arizona, where flash-flood waters have carved two hidden slot canyons of such extraordinary beauty out of the terracotta stone that you would swear you are on the surface of Mars. Antelope Canyon has become a bucket list destination and a favorite photography location for the Instagram traveler. The most expensive photograph ever sold, taken by Peter Lik, features Antelope Canyon’s famous shafts of light. But the canyon is as dangerous as it is breathtaking. In fact, in 1997 eleven tourists died in a surprise flash flood that swept through the canyon. Let us look at the magic and danger of the beautiful and deadly Antelope Canyon.