Top 25 reader vacation photos of 2012 [Pictures]
Travel, like life, is filled with moments. But capturing that perfect moment in a photograph can be tricky. It's partly being in the right place at the right time, but it's also patience and a keen appreciation for the world around us. From hundreds of vacation pictures from readers who visited places as remote as the Antarctic and as near as the Eastern Shore, our editors have selected the 25 best reader vacation photos of 2012.
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Stanley Rudick( Stanley Rudick, For The Baltimore Sun / June 9, 2012 )
I live in Sparks, Md. and once a year my wife and I visit her brother and sister in-law in Scottsdale, Arizona. Each year my sister-in-law turns into the best tour guide and schedules some wonderful sites to see in the Southwest. On June 8, 2012 we started our venture to see Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks in Utah, but first we stopped in Page, Arizona to see Antelope Canyon. Antelope Canyon is part of the Navajo Parks and Recreation land and in order to visit you must go through a Navajo tour guide. We used the Antelope Canyon Tours in Page, Az. (phone 928-645-9102) and had the best guide named Sonny. You must make your tour guide reservations well in advance. We loved what we saw in Zion and Bryce National Parks, but were astonished at the dramatic images at Antelope Canyon. As you walked through the canyon, the natural light from above changes the colors and textures of the canyon walls during every turn of your visit.