Antelope Canyon

By Christine and Jessica


A ravine of natural beauty, and an extraordinary colourful iron-rich sandstone in a rusty orange-red array of pinks and purples beautifully swirled into each other. The exotic, but stunning attraction is located in the warm regions near the border of Arizona and Utah, USA.


The deeper you travel through its colourful walls, the more it unveils a new world of striking angles and contrasts. The intensity of the colours continue to form into a ravishing piece of cool artwork, as the sun's shadows move gradually across the canyon daily.

Black Tailed Jack-Rabbit & Saguaro

The name 'Jack-Rabbit' is extremely misleading, since it is not necessarily recognised as a rabbit, but more of a hare. They are unusual as they are well-adapted to extreme warm and arid conditions, unlike other hares. They have huge spoon-like ears and quite a large body ( for a hare ).

The saguaro plant is a massive treelike cactus, which owns a unique thick-branched trunk, scattered with white flowers and delicious edible, pulp red fruit. They are formed to adapt and survive in warm conditions without water for a long period of time.

Environmental Issues

We strongly think that the Antelope Canyon is not protected well enough, due to the fact that flash flooding is a usual occurrence to the ravine. This is because of a number of reasons : too many tourists and how they keep touching the walls (causing them to break), and numerous oil leakages for transportation.

Why should it be protected ?

We believe that The Antelope Canyon should become listed as a World Heritage Site, since its natural beauty needs to be conserved for the future, as the environmental phenomenon does not occur anywhere else. It will soon become damaged due to flash flooding and may collapse later on, if tourists continue to wreck and touch the walls.