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The Flowing Rock of Antelope Canyon (11 pictures).

A long time ago, herds of pronghorn antelope roamed freely in Antelope Canyon, which explains the canyon’s English name. It is not known exactly when people first discovered Antelope Canyon. According to local Navajos, who have lived here for some time, the canyon and the LeChee area were places where cattle grazed in winter.


To older Navajos, entering a place like Antelope Canyon was like entering a cathedral. They would probably pause before going in, to be in the right frame of mind and prepare for protection and respect. This would also allow them to leave with an uplifted feeling of what Mother Nature has to offer, and to be in harmony with something greater than themselves. It was, and is, a spiritual experience.

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Photograph by Jhugg

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Photograph by Moondigger on Wikimedia Commons

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Photograph by Moondigger on Wikimedia Commons

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Photograph by Alex Proimos

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Photograph by Alex Proimos

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Photograph by Lucas Löffler | Edited by Arad

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Photograph by Luca Galuzzi – www.galuzzi.it

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Photograph by Luca Galuzzi – www.galuzzi.it

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Photograph by Luca Galuzzi – www.galuzzi.it

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Photograph by Moondigger on Wikimedia Commons