Ghost, Phantom or ShapeShifters? Mysterious Names For A Mysterious Place
There are mysterious worlds underground in Arizona and other states across the American Southwest called slot canyons. One in particular named Antelope canyon draws visitors and photographers from around the world. Often the photographs created underground reflect the mystery of these places in their names such as Ghost, Phantom or ShapeShifter.
Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon in the American Southwest, on Navajo land east of Page, Arizona. It includes two separate, scenic slot canyon sections, referred to as Upper Antelope Canyon (or The Crack), and Lower Antelope Canyon (or The Corkscrew). Antelope Canyon was formed by the erosion of Navajo Sandstone due to flash flooding and other sub-aerial processes. Rainwater, especially during 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 eroded away, deepening the corridors and smoothing hard edges to form characteristic "flowing" shapes.
In the gallery below you will find all of the limited edition photographs of these beautiful slot canyons from world renowned artist Aaron Reed. Enjoy the images you see here and the next time you are walking through the Southwest, think twice about what may be underfoot.