rock formations

The Wormhole

With nothing to give scale it would be easy to assume a subject such as this was very small, in fact this naturally formed sandstone chimney is about 7′ tall and 2′ in diameter.


Havasu Falls

Back in August 2008 a flash flood devastated the remote waterfalls at Havasupai on the south side of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The Navajo who live in the remote village of Supai spent months clearing up debris left over from the flood. By the time I visited on Christmas Day 2011 the debris was removed, but the falls were altered forever. Havasu Falls (pictured) used to have two spouts.  Also there were no travertine pools at the base of Mooney Falls, these will take many years to recover. It was still a wonderful experience and a great place to spend Christmas Day.

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Tongue and Groove

Tongue and Groove

Tongue and Groove

Antelope Canyon near Page Arizona is so well known that people automatically assume any slot canyon shot must have been taken in that one canyon. There area actually hundreds of slot canyons in the American Southwest, even the Grand Canyon is in effect a slot canyon. Antelope Canyon is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful slot canyons; the best time to photograph Antelope is in June when the sun is high overhead, unfortunately this is also one of the busiest times for tourists. For that reason I have always preferred to scout lesser known canyons. This particular feature can be found in a remote canyon about 3 miles hike from the road. I would hazard a guess and say it receives only one or two visitors a year, compare that to Antelope which probably gets a couple of hundred thousand visitors per year!

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