Deserts are living contradictions: seemingly empty but in fact packed with life, burning hot by day yet freezing cold by night, and arid save for that odd flash flood that tears through the land, gouging out great canyons. And nowhere are these canyons more dramatic–and dangerous–than in Arizona.

For its new series Planet Earth II, the BBC paid one such chasm a visit. Oh, and they brought along a 360-degree camera, which means by clicking and dragging the video above, you too can drop into the canyon. It’s much safer this way–trust me. Should a flash flood come through, if the water itself doesn’t kill you, the boulders it carries most certainly will.

(This is the fourth of six 360-degree videos the BBC is publishing as companions to Planet Earth II. Scroll down for more!)

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