photo of the most beautiful place

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The Inspiration: "I go to Nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my sense put in tune once more." — John Burroughs

The Place: Antelope Canyon; Navajo Nation near Page, Arizona

The Reason to Go: A single ray of light has the ability to transform this already-majestic slot canyon. When the sun reaches its highest point of the day, beams pierce through the cracks of the ceiling and fill the space with an array of different colors that illuminate the wavelike texture of the sandstone.