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Wave of stone in the desert and from the Antelope Canyon (Arizona, United States)

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It is said that if one is a photographer of landscapes and has not been in this place, cannot be considered a "done" photographer. Photographer or simple hiker, the truth is that to be able to stroll through this wonder of geology is something to keep in mind if you ever traveling to Arizona, in the United States.

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"The Wave" (the wave), as for obvious reasons he baptized this Jurassic sandstone formation, has an approximate age of about 190 million years. According to scientists, the formation was once a set of dunes that ended up by becoming compact rock with the passage of the centuries, calcifying is in the vertical and horizontal layers that we see. Then, the rain and the wind ended up form the sinuous, colorful and undulating forms that make it unique in the world.


Despite his age, the wave of stone is quite fragile and must walk carefully to not break the small ridges that run through it.
The formation is located near the border of Arizona and Utah, on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes, in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, on the Colorado Plateau.

The best hours to visit her at dawn and dusk and, if possible, after a storm, when form several pools which, combined with the lights of sunset and the magic of the place, create pictures worthy of the most idyllic dreams.
Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon is located in the municipality of Page, to the North of the State of Arizona. It is located on a Navajo Indian reservation. In fact, this Canyon visits should be made in the company of a navajo Guide.
This geologic formation has been horadando due to the passage of water currents for thousands of years, and its walls reach reach 40 meters in height at some points. They are two separate formations, known individually as Upper Antelope Canyon (Canyon of the upper antelope) and Lower Antelope Canyon (Canyon of the lower antelope).

One of the reasons why the only canon can visit with guide is instant flood hazard, since the torrential rains in the region may cause the total flooding of the Canyon in a matter of minutes (mainly by water currents that originate from regions of more altitude). In fact, one of the reasons that made the cannon to become famous was a tragic event, the death of eleven tourists in 1997. The only survivor of the Group was... the Guide.
Vía: patrimoniosdelmundo

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