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Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon is the most visited slot canyon in the American South West. It is located on Navajo land near Page. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or the Crack and Lower Antelope Canyon or the Corkscrew. Antelope Canyon was formed by the erosion of Navajo Sandstone primarily due to flash flooding. Rainwater, especially during the monsoon season, runs into the extensive basin above the slot canyon sections, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. Over time the passageways are eroded away, making the corridors deeper and smoothing hard edges in such a way as to form "flowing shapes" in the rock. Antelope Canyon has been accessible by permit only since 1997, when the Navajo Tribe made it into a Navajo Tribal Park. Upper Antelope Canyon, called Tse bighanilini "the place where water runs through the rocks" is most frequently visited by tourists. First, its entrance and entire length are at ground level requiring no climbing, secondly, beams are much more common in Upper than Lower. Beams of light occur most often in the summer months, as they require the sun to be high in the sky. Lower Antelope Canyon, called Hasdeztwazi or "spiral rock arches" by the Navajo, is located a short distance away. It is more difficult to pass through- even footing is not always available and at the end the climb out requires several long flights of stairs.

USA - Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon is the most visited slot canyon in the American South West. It is located on Navajo land near Page. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or the Crack and Lower Antelope Canyon or the Corkscrew. Antelope Canyon was formed by the erosion of Navajo Sandstone primarily due to flash flooding. Rainwater, especially during the monsoon season, runs into the extensive basin above the slot canyon sections, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. Over time the passageways are eroded away, making the corridors deeper and smoothing hard edges in such a way as to form "flowing shapes" in the rock. Antelope Canyon has been accessible by permit only since 1997, when the Navajo Tribe made it into a Navajo Tribal Park. Upper Antelope Canyon, called Tse bighanilini "the place where water runs through the rocks" is most frequently visited by tourists. First, its entrance and entire length are at ground level requiring no climbing, secondly, beams are much more common in Upper than Lower. Beams of light occur most often in the summer months, as they require the sun to be high in the sky. Lower Antelope Canyon, called Hasdeztwazi or "spiral rock arches" by the Navajo, is located a short distance away. It is more difficult to pass through- even footing is not always available and at the end the climb out requires several long flights of stairs.

USA - Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon is the most visited slot canyon in the American South West. It is located on Navajo land near Page. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or the Crack and Lower Antelope Canyon or the Corkscrew. Antelope Canyon was formed by the erosion of Navajo Sandstone primarily due to flash flooding. Rainwater, especially during the monsoon season, runs into the extensive basin above the slot canyon sections, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. Over time the passageways are eroded away, making the corridors deeper and smoothing hard edges in such a way as to form "flowing shapes" in the rock. Antelope Canyon has been accessible by permit only since 1997, when the Navajo Tribe made it into a Navajo Tribal Park. Upper Antelope Canyon, called Tse bighanilini "the place where water runs through the rocks" is most frequently visited by tourists. First, its entrance and entire length are at ground level requiring no climbing, secondly, beams are much more common in Upper than Lower. Beams of light occur most often in the summer months, as they require the sun to be high in the sky. Lower Antelope Canyon, called Hasdeztwazi or "spiral rock arches" by the Navajo, is located a short distance away. It is more difficult to pass through- even footing is not always available and at the end the climb out requires several long flights of stairs.

USA - Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon is the most visited slot canyon in the American South West. It is located on Navajo land near Page. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or the Crack and Lower Antelope Canyon or the Corkscrew. Antelope Canyon was formed by the erosion of Navajo Sandstone primarily due to flash flooding. Rainwater, especially during the monsoon season, runs into the extensive basin above the slot canyon sections, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. Over time the passageways are eroded away, making the corridors deeper and smoothing hard edges in such a way as to form "flowing shapes" in the rock. Antelope Canyon has been accessible by permit only since 1997, when the Navajo Tribe made it into a Navajo Tribal Park. Upper Antelope Canyon, called Tse bighanilini "the place where water runs through the rocks" is most frequently visited by tourists. First, its entrance and entire length are at ground level requiring no climbing, secondly, beams are much more common in Upper than Lower. Beams of light occur most often in the summer months, as they require the sun to be high in the sky. Lower Antelope Canyon, called Hasdeztwazi or "spiral rock arches" by the Navajo, is located a short distance away. It is more difficult to pass through- even footing is not always available and at the end the climb out requires several long flights of stairs.

USA - Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon is the most visited slot canyon in the American South West. It is located on Navajo land near Page. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or the Crack and Lower Antelope Canyon or the Corkscrew. Antelope Canyon was formed by the erosion of Navajo Sandstone primarily due to flash flooding. Rainwater, especially during the monsoon season, runs into the extensive basin above the slot canyon sections, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. Over time the passageways are eroded away, making the corridors deeper and smoothing hard edges in such a way as to form "flowing shapes" in the rock. Antelope Canyon has been accessible by permit only since 1997, when the Navajo Tribe made it into a Navajo Tribal Park. Upper Antelope Canyon, called Tse bighanilini "the place where water runs through the rocks" is most frequently visited by tourists. First, its entrance and entire length are at ground level requiring no climbing, secondly, beams are much more common in Upper than Lower. Beams of light occur most often in the summer months, as they require the sun to be high in the sky. Lower Antelope Canyon, called Hasdeztwazi or "spiral rock arches" by the Navajo, is located a short distance away. It is more difficult to pass through- even footing is not always available and at the end the climb out requires several long flights of stairs.

USA - Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon is the most visited slot canyon in the American South West. It is located on Navajo land near Page. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or the Crack and Lower Antelope Canyon or the Corkscrew. Antelope Canyon was formed by the erosion of Navajo Sandstone primarily due to flash flooding. Rainwater, especially during the monsoon season, runs into the extensive basin above the slot canyon sections, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. Over time the passageways are eroded away, making the corridors deeper and smoothing hard edges in such a way as to form "flowing shapes" in the rock. Antelope Canyon has been accessible by permit only since 1997, when the Navajo Tribe made it into a Navajo Tribal Park. Upper Antelope Canyon, called Tse bighanilini "the place where water runs through the rocks" is most frequently visited by tourists. First, its entrance and entire length are at ground level requiring no climbing, secondly, beams are much more common in Upper than Lower. Beams of light occur most often in the summer months, as they require the sun to be high in the sky. Lower Antelope Canyon, called Hasdeztwazi or "spiral rock arches" by the Navajo, is located a short distance away. It is more difficult to pass through- even footing is not always available and at the end the climb out requires several long flights of stairs.

USA - Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon is the most visited slot canyon in the American South West. It is located on Navajo land near Page. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or the Crack and Lower Antelope Canyon or the Corkscrew. Antelope Canyon was formed by the erosion of Navajo Sandstone primarily due to flash flooding. Rainwater, especially during the monsoon season, runs into the extensive basin above the slot canyon sections, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. Over time the passageways are eroded away, making the corridors deeper and smoothing hard edges in such a way as to form "flowing shapes" in the rock. Antelope Canyon has been accessible by permit only since 1997, when the Navajo Tribe made it into a Navajo Tribal Park. Upper Antelope Canyon, called Tse bighanilini "the place where water runs through the rocks" is most frequently visited by tourists. First, its entrance and entire length are at ground level requiring no climbing, secondly, beams are much more common in Upper than Lower. Beams of light occur most often in the summer months, as they require the sun to be high in the sky. Lower Antelope Canyon, called Hasdeztwazi or "spiral rock arches" by the Navajo, is located a short distance away. It is more difficult to pass through- even footing is not always available and at the end the climb out requires several long flights of stairs.

USA - Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon is the most visited slot canyon in the American South West. It is located on Navajo land near Page. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or the Crack and Lower Antelope Canyon or the Corkscrew. Antelope Canyon was formed by the erosion of Navajo Sandstone primarily due to flash flooding. Rainwater, especially during the monsoon season, runs into the extensive basin above the slot canyon sections, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. Over time the passageways are eroded away, making the corridors deeper and smoothing hard edges in such a way as to form "flowing shapes" in the rock. Antelope Canyon has been accessible by permit only since 1997, when the Navajo Tribe made it into a Navajo Tribal Park. Upper Antelope Canyon, called Tse bighanilini "the place where water runs through the rocks" is most frequently visited by tourists. First, its entrance and entire length are at ground level requiring no climbing, secondly, beams are much more common in Upper than Lower. Beams of light occur most often in the summer months, as they require the sun to be high in the sky. Lower Antelope Canyon, called Hasdeztwazi or "spiral rock arches" by the Navajo, is located a short distance away. It is more difficult to pass through- even footing is not always available and at the end the climb out requires several long flights of stairs.

USA - Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon is the most visited slot canyon in the American South West. It is located on Navajo land near Page. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or the Crack and Lower Antelope Canyon or the Corkscrew. Antelope Canyon was formed by the erosion of Navajo Sandstone primarily due to flash flooding. Rainwater, especially during the monsoon season, runs into the extensive basin above the slot canyon sections, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. Over time the passageways are eroded away, making the corridors deeper and smoothing hard edges in such a way as to form "flowing shapes" in the rock. Antelope Canyon has been accessible by permit only since 1997, when the Navajo Tribe made it into a Navajo Tribal Park. Upper Antelope Canyon, called Tse bighanilini "the place where water runs through the rocks" is most frequently visited by tourists. First, its entrance and entire length are at ground level requiring no climbing, secondly, beams are much more common in Upper than Lower. Beams of light occur most often in the summer months, as they require the sun to be high in the sky. Lower Antelope Canyon, called Hasdeztwazi or "spiral rock arches" by the Navajo, is located a short distance away. It is more difficult to pass through- even footing is not always available and at the end the climb out requires several long flights of stairs.

USA - Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

Corona Arch near Moab

Corona Arch is a partly freestanding arch, 140' by 105' made of Navajo Sandstone. The road leading to it is located just north of Moab at a junction with U.S. Route 191, turning off onto State Route 279 known locally as Potash Road and from the trailhead is a 1.5 mile walk up Bootlegger Canyon. There is a fairly well defined path with small cairns indicating the route and although it's an easy walk, there is slickrock.Corona Arch is sometimes called "Little Rainbow Bridge" but it certainly isn't little and from a photographers point of view it's better as you can walk under it to catch different light. En route to the arch you pass Bowtie Arch. The highway was constructed in 1962-1963 to serve the potash mine and it follows an extremely gorgeous route and in 1963 was one of four finalists in a competition for most scenic highway opened to traffic that year. At the start of the walk you cross over the Potash Railroad Spur which was constructed in 1964 and connects with the mainline at Crescent Junction. On crossing the rail tracks you can see the start of a one mile tunnel they constructed so it could link up and it's quite impressive.

USA - Corona Arch near Moab

The Fountains at Bellagio, night-time view

Las Vegas (the Meadows or grassland) was a name given by the Spaniards who used water in the area while heading north and west along the Old Spanish Trail from Texas. In the 1800.s areas of Las Vegas Valley contained artesian wells that supported extensive green areas or meadows.John Freemont travelled into the valley in 1844 when it was still part of Mexico. He was a leader of a group of scientists, scouts and observers for the U S Army Corps.In 1855 following the annexation to the U S, Brigham Young sent 30 Mormon missionaries to convert the Paiuti Indian population. A fort was built near the current down town area, serving as a stopover for travellers between Salt Lake City and a colony at San Bernardino, California.Las Vegas established itself as a railroad town in 1905 when 110 acres were sold off. The Bellagio is owned by MGM Mirage and was built on the site of the Dunes hotel and casino. It was inspired by the Lake Como resort of Bellagio and cost $1.6 billion to build. The main feature of this ultra luxury rated hotel is a 9 acre artificial lake between its buildings and the Strip. The Fountains of Bellagio are serviced by a fresh water well that was made many years ago to irrigate a golf course that used to occupy the site. There is a network of pipes with more than 1200 nozzles and 4500 lights which are used to produce brilliant choreographed music shows.The Fountains themselves cost about $75 million and were created by WET. Three types of nozzles are used, Oarsman, Shooters, Super Shooters and Extreme Shooters- the latter blasts water 500 feet in the air. The hotel opened October 15th 1998, has 3,933 rooms and employs about 10,000 people. Other features of the hotel include 2,000 hand blown Italian glass flowers by Dale Chihuly called "Fiori di Como" on the lobby ceiling, a Conservatory and Botannical Garden which displays change seasonally and a Fine Art Gallery. It is an AAA Five Diamond, Mobil Five Star rated luxury hotel and casino.

USA - The Fountains at Bellagio, night-time view

Neon sign in form of the Montgolfier Balloon, Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas

Las Vegas (the Meadows or grassland) was a name given by the Spaniards who used water in the area while heading north and west along the Old Spanish Trail from Texas. In the 1800.s areas of Las Vegas Valley contained artesian wells that supported extensive green areas or meadows.John Freemont travelled into the valley in 1844 when it was still part of Mexico. He was a leader of a group of scientists, scouts and observers for the U S Army Corps.In 1855 following the annexation to the U S, Brigham Young sent 30 Mormon missionaries to convert the Paiuti Indian population. A fort was built near the current down town area, serving as a stopover for travellers between Salt Lake City and a colony at San Bernardino, California.Las Vegas established itself as a railroad town in 1905 when 110 acres were sold off. Paris Las Vegas is owned and operated by Harrah's Entertainment. The theme is Paris, with a scale model of the Eiffel Tower (540 foot tall), a neon sign in the shape of the Montgolfier Balloon, a scale replica of the Arc de Triomphe andf a replica of La Fontaine des Mers. The front of the building is in the style of the Louvre and the Paris Opera House. Work started on April 17th 1997 and opened September 1st 1999, costing $785 million. Paris Las Vegas has 2,915 rooms and covers 24 acres. It is linked to its sister property Bally's Las Vegas, via Le Boulevard, a French-style shopping district. Originally, the Eiffel Tower copy was intended to be a full scale replica but this was not possible due to the close proximity of McCarran International Airport. You can take elevators to the top of the tower, which is nearly fifty storeys above the ground. As Paris Las Vegas is located on the heart of the Strip you have great views from the observation deck which stands at 460 feet. In particular, the night time views of the city and the Bellagio Fountains are brilliant.

USA - Neon sign in form of the Montgolfier Balloon, Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas

View looking across the Fountains at the Bellagio, to the replica Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas

Las Vegas (the Meadows or grassland) was a name given by the Spaniards who used water in the area while heading north and west along the Old Spanish Trail from Texas. In the 1800.s areas of Las Vegas Valley contained artesian wells that supported extensive green areas or meadows.John Freemont travelled into the valley in 1844 when it was still part of Mexico. He was a leader of a group of scientists, scouts and observers for the U S Army Corps.In 1855 following the annexation to the U S, Brigham Young sent 30 Mormon missionaries to convert the Paiuti Indian population. A fort was built near the current down town area, serving as a stopover for travellers between Salt Lake City and a colony at San Bernardino, California.Las Vegas established itself as a railroad town in 1905 when 110 acres were sold off. Paris Las Vegas is owned and operated by Harrah's Entertainment. The theme is Paris, with a scale model of the Eiffel Tower (540 foot tall), a neon sign in the shape of the Montgolfier Balloon, a scale replica of the Arc de Triomphe andf a replica of La Fontaine des Mers. The front of the building is in the style of the Louvre and the Paris Opera House. Work started on April 17th 1997 and opened September 1st 1999, costing $785 million. Paris Las Vegas has 2,915 rooms and covers 24 acres. It is linked to its sister property Bally's Las Vegas, via Le Boulevard, a French-style shopping district. Originally, the Eiffel Tower copy was intended to be a full scale replica but this was not possible due to the close proximity of McCarran International Airport. You can take elevators to the top of the tower, which is nearly fifty storeys above the ground. As Paris Las Vegas is located on the heart of the Strip you have great views from the observation deck which stands at 460 feet. In particular, the night time views of the city and the Bellagio Fountains are brilliant.

USA - View looking across the Fountains at the Bellagio, to the replica Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas

Bellagio, Las Vegas

Las Vegas (the Meadows or grassland) was a name given by the Spaniards who used water in the area while heading north and west along the Old Spanish Trail from Texas. In the 1800.s areas of Las Vegas Valley contained artesian wells that supported extensive green areas or meadows.John Freemont travelled into the valley in 1844 when it was still part of Mexico. He was a leader of a group of scientists, scouts and observers for the U S Army Corps.In 1855 following the annexation to the U S, Brigham Young sent 30 Mormon missionaries to convert the Paiuti Indian population. A fort was built near the current down town area, serving as a stopover for travellers between Salt Lake City and a colony at San Bernardino, California.Las Vegas established itself as a railroad town in 1905 when 110 acres were sold off. The Bellagio is owned by MGM Mirage and was built on the site of the Dunes hotel and casino. It was inspired by the Lake Como resort of Bellagio and cost $1.6 billion to build. The main feature of this ultra luxury rated hotel is a 9 acre artificial lake between its buildings and the Strip. The Fountains of Bellagio are serviced by a fresh water well that was made many years ago to irrigate a golf course that used to occupy the site. There is a network of pipes with more than 1200 nozzles and 4500 lights which are used to produce brilliant choreographed music shows.The Fountains themselves cost about $75 million and were created by WET. Three types of nozzles are used, Oarsman, Shooters, Super Shooters and Extreme Shooters- the latter blasts water 500 feet in the air. The hotel opened October 15th 1998, has 3,933 rooms and employs about 10,000 people. Other features of the hotel include 2,000 hand blown Italian glass flowers by Dale Chihuly called "Fiori di Como" on the lobby ceiling, a Conservatory and Botannical Garden which displays change seasonally and a Fine Art Gallery. It is an AAA Five Diamond, Mobil Five Star rated luxury hotel and casino.

USA - Bellagio, Las Vegas

Dolphin with baby dolphin

Dolphin with baby dolphin

USA - Dolphin with baby dolphin

Bellagio, Las Vegas

Las Vegas (the Meadows or grassland) was a name given by the Spaniards who used water in the area while heading north and west along the Old Spanish Trail from Texas. In the 1800.s areas of Las Vegas Valley contained artesian wells that supported extensive green areas or meadows.John Freemont travelled into the valley in 1844 when it was still part of Mexico. He was a leader of a group of scientists, scouts and observers for the U S Army Corps.In 1855 following the annexation to the U S, Brigham Young sent 30 Mormon missionaries to convert the Paiuti Indian population. A fort was built near the current down town area, serving as a stopover for travellers between Salt Lake City and a colony at San Bernardino, California.Las Vegas established itself as a railroad town in 1905 when 110 acres were sold off. The Bellagio is owned by MGM Mirage and was built on the site of the Dunes hotel and casino. It was inspired by the Lake Como resort of Bellagio and cost $1.6 billion to build. The main feature of this ultra luxury rated hotel is a 9 acre artificial lake between its buildings and the Strip. The Fountains of Bellagio are serviced by a fresh water well that was made many years ago to irrigate a golf course that used to occupy the site. There is a network of pipes with more than 1200 nozzles and 4500 lights which are used to produce brilliant choreographed music shows.The Fountains themselves cost about $75 million and were created by WET. Three types of nozzles are used, Oarsman, Shooters, Super Shooters and Extreme Shooters- the latter blasts water 500 feet in the air. The hotel opened October 15th 1998, has 3,933 rooms and employs about 10,000 people. Other features of the hotel include 2,000 hand blown Italian glass flowers by Dale Chihuly called "Fiori di Como" on the lobby ceiling, a Conservatory and Botannical Garden which displays change seasonally and a Fine Art Gallery. It is an AAA Five Diamond, Mobil Five Star rated luxury hotel and casino.

USA - Bellagio, Las Vegas

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