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April 25, 2012

Page Arizona

Upper Antelope Canyon (HDR)

Page Arizona does not rank as a cultural destination.  This small town on the northern edge of Arizona was established in 1957 to support the construction of the nearby Glen Canyon Dam.  Page’s history is recent; its street plan is generic.  But that’s not to say that you shouldn’t visit.  Near Page sit some of Southwest’s most spectacular sights.  Visit Page not for the town but for all that lies nearby.

Only slightly aware of the natural wonders in the area we’ve always hurried through Page on the way to somewhere else.  Though we twice paused to see the spectacular balancing rocks on the approach to Lee’s Ferry and to walk the amazing Navajo Bridge over the Colorado River but we hadn’t taken the time to explore the area’s other attractions.  On this visit we’d correct our oversight, at least partially.

Heading to Page Arizona

Holding the waters of the lake back is nearby Glen Canyon Dam.  This massive concrete arch dam plugs a narrow chasm of the Colorado River resulting in lake that can reach 186 miles upstream at its maximum.  Tours of Glen Canyon Dam are possible at least as long as the threat of terrorism remains low.  On the way to Wahweap Marina we arrived at the dam’s visitor center in time for the second to last tour of the day.

Shadowed by a security guard, a guide took our tour group from the visitor center’s elevator down to the outside top of the dam.  After taking in the view from the edge of the concrete mega structure, we entered another large elevator and descended through the center of the dam to the base.  At the bottom of the second lift the tour heads through a tunnel to the outside on the way to the hydroelectric power complex.  This is the best part of the tour.  A green lawn sits in a flat basin at the foot of an arched concrete wall so improbably massive that one’s sense of scale is distorted.  Just for a moment it is possible to forget how much water is behind the cement monolith.  Seepage through the sandstone of the canyon’s walls is a reminder; there is a brute force of liquid held back by the dam.  Standing at the bottom of Glen Canyon Dam is both amazing and intimidating.

Glen Canyon Dam

An old water turbine sits on the top of the dam.

Five miles downstream of the dam site is the oft-photographed Horseshoe Bend.   A half-mile hike from a parking lot takes visitors to the steep unprotected edge of the gorge.  Here the Colorado River snakes through a hairpin turn roughly a thousand feet below the overlook.  The sharp contrasts of the light in the canyon make getting a good photograph difficult.  Nevertheless the tricky light conditions do not discourage photographic attempts.  Nearly every visitor arrives with a camera.

Perhaps even more famous amongst photographers is nearby Antelope Canyon.  Wikipedia repeats an assertion that Antelope Canyon is the most visited and most photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest.

Houseboats moored on Lake Powell

On Navajo land, visiting Antelope Canyon requires a tour.  We drove to the area and randomly chose to visit the upper canyon.  (We will save the lower canyon for a subsequent visit.)  For what seemed a rather expensive $46 per person we reserved two places in the next hour and a half-long canyon excursion.  After a wait the collected tour group of eight loaded into the back of a 4×4 truck for the dusty ride to the start of the slot canyon.

Upper Antelope canyon begins as a gash in face of a sandstone wall.  Entering the opening one thing becomes immediately obvious; all of the beautiful pictures of this place do not do it justice.  Inside whirling streaks of rust red sandstone have been carved by nature into abstract shapes.  Layers of sunlight highlight different zones of the rock.  Wait a short while and the lighting through the top of the narrow gorge changes emphasizing a different portion of the sculptured canyon.  Somehow the clichés used to extol the grandeur of natural places do not seem to be sufficient for Antelope Canyon.  It is a truly unforgettable place that needs to be visited in person to be fully appreciated.  Needless to say seeing Antelope Canyon is worth the effort and expense.

Horseshoe Bend (HDR)

There’s much more near Page that warrants a visit.  Miles of Lake Powell including Rainbow Bridge National Monument can be accessed by boat.  In nearby Vermillion Cliffs National Monument is Paria Canyon, Buckskin Gulch, the White Pocket, and the TeePees.  Vermillion Cliffs is also home to The Wave, an extremely popular and somewhat difficult to access sandstone formation.  Not much further away is Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.  And there is more.  The lower extreme of the large Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is not far from Page and is definitely worth an excursion.  More broadly Page is near the center of the “Grand Circle, the collection of the Southwest’s best National Parks and Monuments interconnected by scenic highways.  Grand Canyon, Zion, Capitol Reef, and Bryce Canyon National Parks are just a few hours away.

We visited Page not for the town; we visited for the natural spectacles nearby.  Undoubtedly we will return to see more.  A lifetime can be well spent exploring the natural wonders of the American Southwest.  Page is a good base to start.

The full picture set is on Google+.

Upper Antelope Canyon

The Colorado River continues below Glen Canyon Dam.

Inside Glen Canyon Dam

Lake Powell

Hooray!  Page Arizona becomes Freshly Pressed joining Mt. St. Helens: Plains of Abraham/Ape Canyon and National Parks: Death Valley, Zabriskie Point.


  1. Some great snaps

    Comment by arjungabriel — April 25, 2012 @ 5:14 am

    • WELL DONE!!! I have ALSO been to King’s Bend and Antelope Canyon (Upper & Lower)! Haqve you been to the LOWER? I actually found the Lower Antelope MORE beautiful than the Upper! Your post reminds me I need to post my experiences there, too! Though, it’s you’re tough act to follow! Cheers! Post more!

      Comment by zoetic * epics — April 26, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

  2. AMAZING photos! I love dams — so stark and powerful and beautiful in their own quiet way. Congrats on a well-deserved Freshly Pressed nod!

    Comment by Mikalee Byerman — April 25, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

  3. Magnificent photography! The canyon images are transcendent.

    Comment by aviatrixkim — April 25, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

  4. These are breathtaking. I love that upper antelope canyon! What a great place to film a scene for a movie!

    Comment by thecorngoblin — April 25, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

  5. These pictures are absolutely amazing!!! I am truly breathless after viewing the canyon photos, gorgeous!

    Comment by Carlie Chew — April 25, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

  6. Excellent pics and write-up !

    Comment by Ranadive Neelenchery — April 25, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

  7. Stunning pictures!

    Comment by Rae — April 25, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

  8. Wow – these shots are just amazing! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

    Comment by ladyfi — April 25, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

  9. wow……. amazing !!!! great photos

    Comment by doliphoto — April 25, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

  10. Nice! Thank you!

    Comment by Richard — April 25, 2012 @ 4:37 pm

  11. Wonderful pictures. I am always surprised that there is so much to see in Northern Arizona. I guess I need to get back down there.

    Comment by idthornell — April 25, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

  12. Your photos are incredible! And an easy day trip from my home – on the list: check.

    Comment by Bunny Maita — April 25, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

  13. stunning images!

    Comment by veronica jesuthasan — April 25, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

  14. Nice photos! Lucky me, I am heading to that area next week for my job.

    Comment by The Gates of Lodore — April 25, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

  15. Simply magnificant … and I have to return to look again. Thanks for capturing and sharing the beauty.

    Comment by aFrankAngle — April 25, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

  16. Your pictures are breath taking! Truely stunning, well done!
    I would be grateful if people could look at mine and give me advice for my new blog!

    Comment by hks987 — April 25, 2012 @ 5:01 pm

  17. Page has been on my to do list for years. I can’t wait. Do you know if they offer private tours or even moonlight tours of Antelope Canyon? If so, do you know the cost?

    Comment by Alaska Girl at Heart — April 25, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

    • Don’t know. I’m sure the Internet will come in handy.

      Comment by anotherheader — April 26, 2012 @ 6:29 am

  18. Dazzling photos and a wonderful post – congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

    Comment by The Retiring Sort — April 25, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

  19. Awesome!

    Comment by Mo — April 25, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

  20. Nice Job. Been there, but you saw more than I saw.

    Comment by Scott — April 25, 2012 @ 5:15 pm

  21. Stunningly beautiful photography! I’ve been begging my fam to go there for vacation (i’ve never been, wife has)! I’ll feel totally successful if I can get shots half as good as these.

    Comment by wildstar84 — April 25, 2012 @ 5:17 pm

  22. Really lovely (:

    Comment by thebigbookofdating — April 25, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

  23. Those are some seriosuly amazing photographs you’ve taken! So amazing!
    Which camera do you use? I actually want to start taking photos for my blog but I just can’t figure
    out where to begin!


    Comment by Katie Raspberry — April 25, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

    • The pictures were taken with a Nikon D7000. (See “About” for more information.)

      Cameras change a lot these days. There are plenty of good ones out there so you’ll need to do research to get the most up-to-date information.

      Comment by anotherheader — April 25, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

  24. Increibles fotos!!!

    Comment by pablobaumart — April 25, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

  25. I really like this article: absolutely fantastic pictures and an interesting text: makes me want to go there!
    Best regards from southern Texas,

    Comment by Pit — April 25, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

  26. WOW! Your photography is amazing!

    Comment by Stitch Mode Blogger — April 25, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

  27. Great photos! 🙂

    Comment by Oblivion — April 25, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

  28. Spectacular photos! . . . Especially enjoyed the beauty of the narrow passageways in the canyons! Thank you for sharing!

    Comment by Michele LMS — April 25, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

  29. We used to live in Flagstaff, Az… just south of Page. My husband spent countless hours driving inbetween the 2 cities for work purposes. He took me on the drive with him once and I LOVED the smooth rock formations, your photos remind me a little of home. Weren’t you amazed at the water recession lines on lake Powell, amazing water loss in that area. When you are in a drought however all are going to suffer, even the lakes!

    Comment by mealsfromthemarket — April 25, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

  30. You make me want to head out to this part of the world. Seems like there a lot to discover.

    Comment by KylaB — April 25, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

  31. These pics were absolutely amazing! 🙂 The rock formations, and coloring of those rocks, at the Antelope Canyon look just like shaved chocolate. Amazing creations! 🙂 Thank for posting.

    Comment by Jason Ministries — April 25, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

  32. One of the most impressive landscapes on Earth. Still gotta visit The Grand Canyon.

    Comment by allcancerfightingfoods — April 25, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

  33. Awesome blog! LOVE your captures!!!

    Comment by PriConnects — April 25, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

  34. What beautiful photos. Quite breathtaking.

    Comment by ijkblogger — April 25, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

  35. These photo’s bring back memories to our 1999 roundtrip! We arrived at Page from Bryce Canyon and Kodachrome.We slept in a B&B in Page and visited the slot canyons, which were marvelous! From there we went to Monument Valley, the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest. Great country, great people and breathtaking sights. I am sorry to say however that, after Bryce Canyon, the famous Grand Canyon was just a deep wrinkle in the earth.

    Comment by Dick van Donselaar — April 25, 2012 @ 6:32 pm

  36. great pictures

    Comment by Namita Lad — April 25, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

  37. Amazing! The images of Upper Antelope Canyon are truly sensational.

    Comment by 4MyLifeFitness — April 25, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

  38. Great pictures!

    Comment by annikaritter — April 25, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

  39. Absolutely amazing photos!

    Comment by theplaceswevebeen — April 25, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

  40. Amazing photos! I want to go there and see myself…

    Comment by birkomat — April 25, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

  41. We where here last year and this is exactly what it looks like. Your photos are INCREDIBLE! It is like getting to see everything again but in the air conditioned comfort of my home. Fantastically beautiful work. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Comment by angelique523 — April 25, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

  42. Oh my goodness, these are such stunning photos!

    Comment by Nothing hurt — April 25, 2012 @ 8:31 pm

  43. I work for the company that runs Lake Powell and am actually going up there for the first time in a few months… I’ve never been there and can’t wait to see it in person! Great photos!

    Comment by natalie — April 25, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

  44. Reblogged this on Modern Gentleman and commented:
    beautiful photos of a beautiful place I’d like to visit.

    Comment by Nichol Caddingham — April 25, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

  45. Breathtaking. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Stein Eriksen Lodge — April 25, 2012 @ 9:20 pm

  46. these pictures are breathtaking!

    Comment by beartravelers — April 25, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

  47. I think I need to take a trip to Page. These pictures are marvelous!

    Comment by Regina (Gina) Arnold — April 25, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

  48. Beautiful shots! Thanks for sharing ..

    Comment by conversationswithacowboy — April 25, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

  49. Awesome photos! WordPress had your post on their first page, congrats! Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by acmepowerwash — April 25, 2012 @ 10:23 pm

  50. Your pictures so some of the great beauty around Page. I lived in Flagstaff for a few years and we would go to Page all the time. My husband liked it so much that we moved there and lived there for six years. I started my blog when we were living there.

    Comment by Accidental Home Cook — April 25, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

  51. WHOA!

    Comment by NickKills — April 25, 2012 @ 10:51 pm

  52. I blogged about our visit to Paige this past summer for 3 days. We visited some of the same places you have here too. It is interesting to see how two different people see the same area differently. There is so much to see and do around this area.

    Comment by triptracker — April 25, 2012 @ 11:20 pm

  53. Love the photos of Antelope Slot Canyon. When I was there last year, I didn’t bring a tripod or a wide enough lens to get really good shots. I also got a picture of that formation that looks like the mountain from “Close Encounters”. Yours is much better than mine 😉

    Comment by Jerry Bryant — April 25, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

  54. Great photos. Most of my family has visited Arizona before but i have yet to get out there and i surely want to go some time. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by The Pal Guy — April 25, 2012 @ 11:42 pm

  55. Great colors in the first snapshot of the sandstone! The horseshoe bend is a keeper to! Congrats on being freshly pressed!

    Comment by theadventuresofadr — April 25, 2012 @ 11:54 pm

  56. Love the photos and the read. I visited the Hoover Dam last year and we’re planning to hike the Zion Narrows this fall. I have never seen pictures of Upper Antelope Canyon… spectacular!

    Comment by eric.rial — April 25, 2012 @ 11:55 pm

  57. Beautiful! Lake Powell is such an exotic landscape. You captured it magnificently.

    Comment by lochgarry — April 26, 2012 @ 12:40 am

  58. Fantastic set of photos! You captured the grandeur with your wide angles very well. Good job!

    Comment by JPanda — April 26, 2012 @ 12:45 am

  59. Your photos are amazing… I especially love the ones inside the canyon.

    Comment by Tara — April 26, 2012 @ 1:39 am

  60. Stunning, I absolutely love Arizona, it holds some very special memories for me!

    Thank you for sharing!

    ♥ Love and light ♥

    ~ Jennifer

    Comment by A Story of Light — April 26, 2012 @ 1:43 am

  61. Good job on the photos. Arizona really does have very cool and extraordinary places.

    Comment by blogoriginator — April 26, 2012 @ 1:45 am

  62. Wonderful post. Thanks for sharing it.

    Comment by John Doucette — April 26, 2012 @ 2:00 am

  63. Wow! You sure have some great shots here! I lived in that general area for several years as an older child but never visited Page. i will have to return!

    Comment by Spidr — April 26, 2012 @ 2:39 am

  64. These are some awesome photo’s. I actually want to go to antelope canyon, the place looks awesome. I actually do a lot of conyoneering and love to explore slot canyons. I talk about hiking around southern utah in my blog.

    Comment by Nathan — April 26, 2012 @ 2:49 am

  65. I just added a visit to this area to my bucket list. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Grumpa Joe — April 26, 2012 @ 2:58 am

  66. Wow wow wow!

    Comment by altheasarah — April 26, 2012 @ 3:00 am

  67. Nice photos….You have a really good eye. I think the photos here do a good job capturing the scope and shear size of the dam and surrounding landscapes well. Good post! 🙂

    Comment by thegr8fate — April 26, 2012 @ 3:03 am

  68. Extremely Amazing Photos.. Colorodo River -Wow!

    Comment by Prabaharan E — April 26, 2012 @ 4:17 am

  69. Awesome collection you got there, particularly Upper Antelope Canyon picture.

    Comment by Ashagi Harahap — April 26, 2012 @ 5:10 am

  70. wonderful work! i love the UWA shot of the dam.. and some of the ones inside (?!) the canyon. beautiful detail and color. great post

    Comment by pixelogist — April 26, 2012 @ 5:13 am

  71. beautiful capture

    Comment by Saad Faruque — April 26, 2012 @ 5:34 am

  72. nice……….

    Comment by ashee — April 26, 2012 @ 5:43 am

  73. very beautiful click.
    i love them.
    really awesome.
    how the photographer crazy about good shots you can just imagine.
    thanks for sharing

    Comment by dreamz infra — April 26, 2012 @ 6:16 am

  74. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW! I lost my thoughts. What was I trying to say? Okay never mind. 😀

    Comment by mushykitty — April 26, 2012 @ 6:22 am

  75. Beautiful photo’s!

    grz. Mark

    Comment by Mark Mendonck — April 26, 2012 @ 6:31 am

  76. These tremendous pictures bring back memories of visits past to Arizona. How can pictures be so sharp and detailed? Just marvellous!

    Comment by broboniface — April 26, 2012 @ 6:32 am

  77. amazing snaps. made me thinking. great job. thanks…

    Comment by dreamz infra — April 26, 2012 @ 7:05 am

  78. Wohhhhhh !!!! Magnificent Photography!!!!

    Comment by emotionalsalad — April 26, 2012 @ 7:11 am

  79. Bellissime foto complimenti

    Comment by mauchiz — April 26, 2012 @ 7:51 am

  80. Stunning photographs, really amazing. What a place.

    Comment by Niki, unifiedspace — April 26, 2012 @ 7:56 am

  81. Marvelous pictures!!! It is really grandeur and overwhelming scenery. Thanks for sharing. Totally great post!

    Comment by robintheblog — April 26, 2012 @ 8:12 am

  82. Whoa! Epic shots! Feels like I’m on the edge of the earth.

    Comment by michaelangelowrites — April 26, 2012 @ 8:33 am

  83. Nice images !

    Comment by Photo Media — April 26, 2012 @ 9:37 am

  84. great photo essay of a truly stunning place 🙂

    Comment by alessandro ciapanna — April 26, 2012 @ 10:04 am

  85. Awesome photos!

    Comment by Emnet — April 26, 2012 @ 10:12 am

  86. Great shots.

    Comment by Bruce — April 26, 2012 @ 11:07 am

  87. Beautiful scenery. Beautiful shots. Part of my heart lies in the southwest. Nothing brings me more peace than sitting in or near a canyon. Thanks for sharing another place to add to my bucket list!

    Comment by mishunderstood — April 26, 2012 @ 11:50 am

  88. Nice pics & post, I really want to go there.

    Comment by Ron Scubadiver — April 26, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

  89. Incredible shots! You’ve also managed to make a very nice story out of/with the help of them.

    Beautiful, thanks for sharing!

    Comment by hannele — April 26, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

  90. These are lovely pictures from a very talented hands… AMAZING!

    Comment by jayrama — April 26, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

  91. Incredible Photographs, mate!! Just too INCREDIBLE!!! I am struggling for words!! Absolute beauty!

    Comment by TheBurntMap — April 26, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

  92. Thanks for the memories. Haven’t been to this area for years but your post definitely brought back many memories of the beauty of the area.

    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed.

    Comment by anniespickns — April 26, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

  93. Page is one of my favorite places in the world. OK, in the continental United States. Can’t wait to get back. I have a lot of the same photos in my personal collection – but, of course, yours look so much better. And I’ve never seen Horseshoe Bend look so clean and blue. Fantastic shot..The price of the slot canyon tour almost stopped me from going the first time. I thought there were too many foreign tourists with cameras. But once you get inside, you forget anyone else is with you. Just amazing. Your photos capture the area beautifully. Thank you and congrats!

    Comment by 8teen39 — April 26, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

  94. Nature once more proved that she’s a better artist than anyone!

    Comment by The LensMaster — April 26, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

  95. Beautiful photos!

    Comment by BB — April 26, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

  96. Great post and beautiful images! I was in Page not too long ago and stayed at an incredible resort about 20 minutes away, Amangiri. Have you heard of it? I did many posts on my Utah trip but here is a link to the resort if you want to check it out. Well worth the stay! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed as well.

    Comment by SKEdazzles ~ A Lifestyle/Photo/Travel Blog — April 26, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    • Had seen Amangiri and your blog entry. Looks nice!

      Comment by anotherheader — April 26, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

  97. Gorgeous pix!

    Comment by wittravel — April 26, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

  98. Reblogged this on facesandplaces by jacob and commented:
    Check out this outstanding blog about the natural beauty of the American Southwest! Gorgeous photos included!

    Comment by shakenjake75 — April 26, 2012 @ 4:54 pm

  99. What a surprise to see my hometown on the freshly pressed page. You are right, Page itself lacks charm. The surrounding area, though, is enchanting. I spent much time as a kid hiking and exploring all over the area. Love the photos, what kind of camera are you using?

    Comment by tjvankeuren — April 26, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

    • Nikon D700–see more details in the “About”

      Comment by anotherheader — April 26, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

  100. I love your style of writing and your photos are magnificent. My favorites include Horseshoe Bend and the Old Water Turbine. You have a great eye! We were thinking about renting a houseboat on Lake Powell this summer. How long do you recommend staying near Page to take in the sights?

    Comment by shakenjake75 — April 26, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    • There are days and days worth of stuff to see in the area. Go there with a plan to return.

      Comment by anotherheader — April 26, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

  101. Wow! Love the pictures! makes me miss home in phx! can’t wait to be back in AZ after the school year!

    Comment by Sojourning Abroad - Justin — April 26, 2012 @ 5:04 pm

  102. Great post, and awesome pix. Congratulations on your freshly pressed honor!

    Comment by Richard McCargar — April 26, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

  103. Very stunning photos!

    Comment by Cathy — April 26, 2012 @ 6:55 pm

  104. Way to go! Look at all these comments! But you deserve them. Your photos are wonderful, especially the first one:)

    Comment by misskellyjean — April 26, 2012 @ 7:42 pm

  105. Woooweee

    Comment by ShaneWozEre — April 26, 2012 @ 8:20 pm

  106. all that water held hostage……who among us has strong enough hands to set it free?

    Comment by lub0t — April 26, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

  107. wonderful photos!! I know you said before that you used a nikon, but what wide angle lens did you use to capture some of the shots?

    Comment by vivilinh — April 26, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

    • I used tow lenses, the 10-24 mm and the 16-85 mm (see “About“). Processed with Lightroom and PS with exposure blending for a few.

      Comment by anotherheader — April 26, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

  108. Absolutely beautiful images! Thanks 🙂

    Comment by Heather C.J. Atkins — April 26, 2012 @ 9:25 pm

  109. I traveled through Page a couple of years ago. By far, it is my favorite part of the country.

    Comment by surroundedbyimbeciles — April 26, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

  110. Lake Powell is one of my favorite places on Earth. Beautiful shots!

    Comment by Krystle Callaway — April 26, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

  111. I love Page, AZ for exactly the same reasons. I saw a documentary about the canyon and the lake some years ago, might be Great photos. Great highlights. Thanks!

    Comment by dayeager — April 26, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

  112. Amazing Shots!!! Great landscape


    Comment by willowideas — April 26, 2012 @ 10:15 pm

  113. my mom and dad live in Arizona we had the pleasure of visiting them last yr for my mom’s birthday this was on my to do list but didnt get to make it but i am this year great pics

    Comment by kngrichard — April 26, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

  114. Reblogged this on hebataher and commented:
    I thought those curves were scarves

    Comment by د/هبه طاهر تكتب — April 26, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

  115. Breathtaking pictures!

    Comment by lindalind — April 27, 2012 @ 12:59 am

  116. I was just there last week – kind of a suprise to see it on Freshly Pressed as I was getting ready to start blogging some of my own photos. We planned two days for Lake Powell; in hind sight, you could spend a lot more time in that area.

    Comment by rika9 — April 27, 2012 @ 2:53 am

  117. My husband was offered a job in Phoenix, but at the time we couldn’t pack up everything and move from Australia so he had to turn it down. We were both completely devastated! We really want to live in the States for awhile at least and Arizona was high on both our wants list. Now even more so, thanks for giving us even more reason to come 🙂

    Comment by ditchthebun — April 27, 2012 @ 3:14 am

  118. These photos are breathtaking. I’ve been to Lake Powell and Page several times but not for about 20 plus years. It is exquisitely beautiful, though. Congrats on FP, again!

    Comment by Candace — April 27, 2012 @ 3:20 am

  119. Amazing pics and i wodner what camera you used, its high quality and richness 🙂

    Comment by Zenwalker — April 27, 2012 @ 3:40 am

    • Thanks. Camera details are in the “About” section.

      Comment by anotherheader — April 27, 2012 @ 3:43 am

  120. super BiG“

    Comment by a388496321 — April 27, 2012 @ 3:48 am

  121. Great photos 🙂 Need to go there someday…

    Comment by jsetsaas — April 27, 2012 @ 4:55 am

  122. love these pics – they r great!!

    Comment by respectfullywritten — April 27, 2012 @ 5:05 am

  123. Superb Pictures. Love all the shots esp the Horse-shoe bend!

    Comment by ghummakkad — April 27, 2012 @ 6:01 am

  124. very well said and very true..
    I it..
    thanks for sharing.

    Comment by flats in bangalore — April 27, 2012 @ 7:17 am

  125. Intimidating and beautiful!

    Comment by wanderfool — April 27, 2012 @ 8:24 am

  126. awesome shots!

    Comment by amazingved — April 27, 2012 @ 8:31 am

  127. Superb Photography! I have a photograph here that I’d like you to see:

    Comment by himanshusahay23 — April 27, 2012 @ 9:40 am

  128. Shots are awesome.

    Comment by olicheldesign — April 27, 2012 @ 9:59 am

  129. superb photograrhy.Is any movie has benn ever shooted on this location?

    Comment by MG — April 27, 2012 @ 10:03 am

  130. wow! Looks phenomenal! Awesome photos, well done!

    Comment by bech73 — April 27, 2012 @ 10:36 am

  131. Wow, amazing pics.
    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

    Comment by lijiujiu — April 27, 2012 @ 10:38 am

  132. Stunning photographs!

    Comment by Karen — April 27, 2012 @ 11:30 am

  133. very cool…

    Comment by Ezequiel da silva danel — April 27, 2012 @ 1:37 pm

  134. thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Ezequiel da silva danel — April 27, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

  135. Whoever is responsible for these pictures is an epitome of a Blessed Person. Regards. TOPUS007

    Comment by eaglepacks — April 27, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

  136. Some great photos – funny the places you miss seeing because you have not been told about it. I think the local tourist numbers are going to pick up now thanks to the exposure you have provided via your pics.

    Comment by stonewallgalleries — April 27, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

  137. […] This photo essay about a journey through Northern Arizona in the vicinity of Page and the Glen Canyon Dam brings you the rich palette of my home state. […]

    Pingback by Nature’s color palettes – Arizona inspiration | elephantbeads inspire blog — April 27, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

  138. Great photos….ماشاء الله لاقوة الابالله

    Comment by tony — April 27, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

  139. Reblogged this on Creative Endeavors, The Home of and commented:
    Take a minute or two from your busy day to read this and enjoy the beauty of it. Well laid out and informative, this is what blogging is all about. A job well done.

    Comment by ldsrr91 — April 27, 2012 @ 10:25 pm

  140. very fine blog post

    Comment by deanjbaker — April 27, 2012 @ 10:52 pm

  141. Stunning photos of an amazing place – definitely on my list of must-visit areas now. Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by HeatherS — April 28, 2012 @ 7:15 am

  142. Stunning images!

    Comment by emilierosson — April 28, 2012 @ 9:35 am

  143. Stunning photographs, really really amazing

    Comment by Saudi Prices Blog — April 28, 2012 @ 9:58 am

  144. ohhhh… Amazing… I want this 🙂

    Comment by Like Q. | Best Quotes — April 28, 2012 @ 3:15 pm

  145. What great photos. I has been a long time since I was out west.

    Comment by Chris Hall — April 28, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

  146. Outstanding photos! I llived in Arizona and traveled this area many times. These photos take me on a very pleasant trip back home!
    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

    Comment by Victoria — April 28, 2012 @ 6:10 pm

  147. Reblogged this on Alkhatnai's Blog and commented:
    Would love to visit 🙂

    Comment by alkhatnai — April 28, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

  148. I need to get my hands on whatever sort of camera you’re using! Amazing to say the least! It is such a talent to be able to capture snapshots with such clarity and resolution. Like I said, amazing! I hope your travels are going well. Keep it up (:


    Comment by micahkavros — April 28, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

  149. I love Page, even the cute little town. Eight of us spent a few days on Lake Powell in a houseboat a number of years ago and I love the sandstone for diving off of. I have the more typical vacation shots but nothing as great as your shots. Beautiful.

    Comment by newsy1 — April 28, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

  150. Beautiful photos – thanks for sharing! Congrats on being FP!

    Comment by cravesadventure — April 29, 2012 @ 12:06 am

  151. Reblogged this on Filosofia, Mente e Fabricio!.

    Comment by Fabricio M. Oiwa da Costa — April 29, 2012 @ 2:06 am

  152. great pictures, hope oneday I can come to that place..

    very very wishful to visit that place..

    Comment by Reza — April 29, 2012 @ 2:54 am

  153. great!! I want go there if i have chance

    Comment by qianniu4ye — April 29, 2012 @ 6:40 am

  154. Wow! Your post has just inspired a new stop on the Panache Orchestra’s preview tour – thanks!

    Comment by Brenda K — April 29, 2012 @ 8:43 am

  155. Nice one! Love the light use in all your shots.

    Comment by D.R.Sokolowski — April 29, 2012 @ 11:42 am

  156. Brings back lots of memories from youth group trips in a houseboat on Lake Powell. Great job capturing a beautiful part of the country! And there’s something about Antelope Canyon that, no matter how many different views you see of it, never gets old. Nice work!

    Comment by Camden B. — April 29, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

  157. wow wow wow! just totally amazing photo’s! those caves in antelope canyon are just totally stunning! really blown away by the sheer power of nature & how immense it looks in america. my next big goal in life is to save up for a big american road trip, taking one or two months to travel with a small group of friends across the good old u.s. of a which i have sadly not made it to yet! so always a great pleasure to come across blogs like this sharing the great places to see, thanks for the post!

    Comment by matthewoharedance — April 29, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

  158. Awesome photos – I was lucky enough to visit in 2009 and it was just stunning. Congrats on being ‘freshly pressed’!

    Comment by Jonny — April 29, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

  159. Dams always make me really depressed. Thank you.

    Comment by suziebanshee — April 29, 2012 @ 5:39 pm

  160. Your photos are fantastic! You’ve captured the beauty of it in every angle.

    Comment by mommymaldita — April 29, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

  161. Reblogged this on luvsiesous and commented:
    OK friends,

    I gotta add a little to what I read on this blog.

    First, I loved it, it brought back memories!

    Second, while I read about visiting Antelope in the summer …. BEWARE. It can get HOT. And for all those who tell you it is a dry heat … they are crazy. Heat over 100 degrees is hard on the body. Take a lot of water and drink the water!!! Water is your friend.

    Don’t try the drive in the winter, unless you are crazy like me. And if you get vertigo, trust me on a trip through northern Arizona or southern Utah, you will find out if you have vertigo. If you get vertigo, let someone else drive.

    Not my one eyed uncle. That crazy man will look out the window as he tries to navigate a switch back ….

    But, enjoy! It is beautiful country. How native Americans lived out there for centuries is a testament to just how strong willed humans can be.

    And don’t miss the painted desert, or the pines around Sedona.

    They are worth a side trip.


    Comment by Wayne — April 29, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

  162. Reblogged this on InspiredWeightloss! and commented:
    I really enjoyed you photos and the information is amazing! The pictures inside of the canyon are wonderful!

    Comment by sweetopiagirl — April 29, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

  163. Thanks for a spectacular read! It’s great to be catapulted across the Atlantic from my base in Ireland and to be there seeing these amazing sights and learning so much. Inspirational!

    Comment by socialbridge — April 29, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

  164. dyam! that is a very big dam.

    Comment by Lotto Results — April 30, 2012 @ 9:43 am

  165. cool

    Comment by creativedonkey — April 30, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

  166. Reblogged this on Open Kitchen.

    Comment by Three Men & A Red Head — April 30, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

  167. Vow man, aren’t your pictures awesome. I am thoroughly impressed and would love to keep track of your posts. I am a travel photographer & writer myself, and you are welcome to visit my blog at

    Comment by Bhaven — April 30, 2012 @ 3:15 pm

  168. WOW, great job. Great photos.

    Comment by Texas Rambler — May 1, 2012 @ 1:19 am

  169. Reblogged this on Carlosalho's Blog.

    Comment by carlosalho — May 1, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

  170. wow Nice Image.

    Comment by SEAWIND SOLUTION — May 2, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

  171. Awesome pictures, especially the ones of the Canyon!
    Regards from Spain

    Comment by annajim — May 2, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

  172. Eerily similar to the Badlands of North Dakota. Well done!

    Comment by Bonnie Staiger — May 2, 2012 @ 11:32 pm

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  174. I love this area, and I gave you a Bean’s Pat on my blog today encouraging readers to get off the beaten path. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Pat Bean — May 4, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

  175. The bridge at Glen Canyon Dam looks just like that scary one at Hoover Dam!

    Comment by newmexicopiyo — May 5, 2012 @ 1:37 am

  176. I think one of your ads initiated my internet browser to resize, you may well need to place that on your blacklist.

    Comment by — May 5, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

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