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Mariska Hargitay Looks Breathtaking Sitting in Antelope Canyon on Vacation (PICS)

"Having a moment of gratitude and reflection," wrote the Law & Order: SVU icon.

By Christopher Rudolph

Mariska Hargitay's new vacation pic is a far cry from Olivia Benson Plaza in New York.

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On Tuesday, March 19, the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit icon posted a breathtaking photo of herself sitting and taking in the beautiful surroundings of Antelope Canyon in Arizona.

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"Having a moment of gratitude and reflection. The greatest journey is one of self-discovery," Hargitay wrote in the caption, adding multiple hashtags, including #SpringIsInTheAir, which is appropriate since she posted the pic on the first day of the new season. See the photo further down this article! 

In a separate Instagram post, Hargitay shared another image to her 3.1 million followers, this time from inside the canyon. The image shows light pouring into the canyon from above, with the opening looking like the shape of a heart. "Love is where you find it 🧡🧡🧡," she wrote in the caption.

Mariska Hargitay's Arizona vacation pics are absolutely gorgeous

Mariska Hargitay holds up her People's Choice Award.

In addition to her being a canyon queen, the actress has also been facing her fears on her latest trip. Hargitay doesn't have an issue with snakes, but spiders are another story, as she revealed in a photo of herself holding a tarantula, writing in the caption, "So this happened… let me just say I was Terrified but I decided to #FeelTheFearAndDoItAnyway I have been scared of spiders and tarantulas my entire life. Never in 1 million years did I think I would be able to hold one AND I sat there and realized that I could overcome this perceived obstacle-that it was just pure fear, and there wasn’t any real danger there."

"Fear is something to be reckoned with. Fear is such an incredible teacher," she continued. "It was a very beautiful experience to overcome it, and be healed by nature and allow this little miraculous creature to feel safe in my hands as well. Feeling their little nails was just the sweetest thing. I NEVER thought I would say that. Feels like such a monumental moment of growth. P.S it fell asleep in my hand."

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You can do anything if you put your mind to it. So next time you're feeling afraid, just ask yourself: What Would Olivia Benson Do?