Peek-a-boo Canyon, one of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument’s stunning slot canyons, provided me an opportunity to capture the stories and feelings from within the stunning formations of this rare gem.
As I created the images, I noted how the early morning light filtered into the canyon, providing stunning colors against its bending, folding and crenelated walls. Shapes in the canyon seemed to change as the sun slowly rose, allowing narratives of what the canyon represents to mirror that change. Does the canyon represent a visually entertaining jaunt for hikers, a site rife with imaging locations for the serious photographer, or a mysterious trail within the seemingly numberless side canyons of the Escalante, slow to give up its secrets? That is the challenge of Peek-a-boo Canyon.