Since Instagram included the possibility of geolocating the photographs (and stories) that we posted on its social network, something changed. Now it is easier to discover a photo and know where it was taken, and therefore it is easier to replicate that photo by visiting the site where it was taken.
It already happened with the Blue Hole in the state of New York, with Redwood in California and long before social networks became owners of our time with Maya Bay, the beach that appeared in the Leonardo DiCaprio movie and that ended up closing at public because of tourist overcrowding.
When we all want to take the same picture
And we all want to repeat that beautiful photo that an influencer has posted on his profile, or we want to go to that site that is Instagram meat. Everyone Although the photo is a carbon copy of the one next to you. Although millions of people are going to have it exactly the same.
Now it’s up to Antelope Canyon, a slot canyon in the Southwestern United States that, today, is one of the most photographed in the world and a natural place that was not well known and now receives up to four million people by year. It is located near the city of Page, in the north of the state of Arizona, and located in a reserve of Navajo Indians.
His intense reddish tones, their walls, their natural skylights … True Antelope Canyon was already an icon before that Instagram put it fashionable, and has for years been a wonderful place to take pictures as spectacular as this.
The photos of its undulating walls have received awards, have appeared in magazines and have starred in music videos such as Britney Spears, I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman.
But with social networks booming, the vast majority of its visitors have discovered it through them and the geolocation of the photos.