Who Shot it Best: Recapturing the World’s Most Expensive Photo

By Cherrie - 3 min read

Antelope Canyon, Arizona – location Peter Lik’s ‘Phantom’ – seen through the lenses of 13 photographers

This is Phantom, the most expensive photograph ever taken:

Peter Lik Phantom. Photo: Peter Lik.

Shot in Arizona’s Antelope Canyon by photographer Peter Lik, Phantom was sold to a private collector for $6.5 million. Peter isn’t the only one to have walked the canyon’s sandy corridors with a camera in hand, however.

The EyeEm community has roamed Antelope Canyon, capturing its rocky orange curves in all their glory. They’ve uploaded their masterpieces to EyeEm for all to admire. And they sure give Phantom a run for its money! Here are some of our favorites.

Antelope canyon

By Johnny Manhattan

Full length rear view of tourist climbing ladder by rock formations at antelope canyon

By Lawrence Toscano


By Carlos

Rock formations at antelope canyon on sunny day

By Brad Oliphant

Man standing in antelope canyon

By Dani Blanchette

High angle view of silhouette people in sunlight

By Takashi Morikawa

Rocky mountain sunset at antelope canyon

By Emily

Sunlight streaming through rock formations in antelope canyon

By Brad Oliphant

Low angle view of rock formations at antelope canyon

By Lavinia

Low angle view of rock formations at antelope canyon

By Nina Waldmeier

rock formation

By Federico

Low angle view of rock formation at antelope canyon

By Karen Tate-Rosenblum

Low angle view of rock formations

By Steph

Header photo by @DaniBlanchette.

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