Frans Lanting

Usually the magic light that can transform an ordinary scene into something extraordinary occurs at dawn or dusk, but in Arizona’s slot canyons it happens in the middle of the day. That’s when a shaft of light suffused with dust penetrates deep into a narrow canyon whose sandstone walls are shaped by water over time. Light bounces back and forth between the walls and it creates an ethereal luminosity at the bottom that is reminiscent of a cathedral. This particular canyon is located on Navajo tribal land. Follow me @FransLanting for more images of special places around the world. @natgeo @natgeotravel @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #beauty #awesome # amazing # colors #nature #picoftheday #earth

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Arizona

Alisha

@i_thinkicam we're going here on our AZ trip 🙌🏻

Wonsik Rhee

Fascinating work with wonderful colors and artistic sense 🗺🏜🏘

perspectri

Hi Frans! You capture this moment with smartphone / manual camera?

Joanna Barsh

Where is this canyon? We want to visit! @franslanting

lrmoonf

Superb!

kyutohapp

I love love love your photos 💖💖