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Antelope Canyon Slot Shots

Ready to wow your Instagram fans? Head to this canyon.

Whether you’re an amateur or aspiring pro, there’s no better place to practice the fine art of nature photography than within the mesmerizing, rust-colored walls of Arizona’s famed slot canyons. In warm weather months, camera-toting tourists pack into guided tours of Antelope Canyon, located a short drive from Page, Arizona, where the weird walls and narrow spaces create endless options for artistic eyes. A guided tour arranged through one of the approved Navajo nation tour companies is required to explore these slots. Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours (AACPT) specializes in photours. Co-owned by celebrated photographer Lionel Bigthumb, AACPT offers small and private guided tours of Upper Antelope (which the Navajo calls Tsé bighánílíní, “the place where water runs through rocks”), as well as Owl, Rattlesnake, Mountain Sheep and three private slot canyons. The team both teaches the history of this popular outdoor destination and provides pro tips on how to better photograph the place. If you want a real treat, book one of the night tours. $151 to $283 per person.

—Tyra Sutak

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