If you look closely, you'll spot 2 climbers on the turtle's back. This unusual rock formation is one of the major attractions of Terelj National Park, about 70 km north east of Ulan Bator.
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alainh (33201) 2007-08-22 2:29
i think that was an old house in the smal picture !!
astonsishing rock but a pleasure for the photograph.
have a nice day Chris
snunney (101778) 2007-08-22 2:48
What a strange rock formation; a very apt name. Nice composition with good colours and clarity. TFS.
Buin (42468) 2007-08-22 2:53
Beautiful, beautiful and amazing! A not everyday's object caught in an interesting and technical perfect photo in the sense of TrekEarth! Thank you for showing!
Greetings from Germany!
UnTrained (0) 2007-08-22 3:09
who did that? Nature? Great. Wonderful sandstone formation positioned on a slope crawling upwards. The two climbers give an idea of scale, that's fine. I like the texture of the turtle.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
papagolf21 (103908) 2007-08-22 3:30
Bonjour, mon ami Chris,
Pour une fois, le nom de cette sculpture naturelle n'est pas usurpé !
Heureusement que des personnages sont sur cette formation rocheuse pour se rendre compte de l'importance de l'ensemble.
TFS, mon ami.
danos (99902) 2007-08-22 4:52
after a long time, i see your shots from Mongolia and especially this turtle rock with the climbers on it..It's the first time that i see shots from Mongolia and i'm very happy.As i see you upload and others,i'll see them in good time.Excellent composition with vivid colours and light.Well done Chris.
crhieatt (5347) 2007-08-22 5:03
I can never resist a rock shot, and this one's pretty unusual. Thanks too, for drawing out attention to the scale.
pablominto (53746) 2007-08-22 5:07
One might think someone has helped nature here, hehehe! Well, not really...
An amazing rock has been nicely captured, I like the well balanced composition and the clarity of colours!
chinchini (31529) 2007-08-22 5:38
Salut mon Ami Chris,
Vraiment impressionnante cette tortue de pierre. Les deux personnages sont si petits que je ne les avais pas vus.
La nature fait bien les choses.;o)
leonorkuhn (16235) 2007-08-22 6:13
It's the biggest turtle of the world! Excellent POV, light, colors and textures. The people at the top gives a good scale.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2007-08-22 6:26
nice trip pics of Mongolia, very good tortoise like animal, well shot and seen
john_c (24666) 2007-08-22 7:49
Indeed a magnificent and strange formation; on first glance, it seemed as if it had to have been carved by Man. I like the contrasting hues here. The clarity of detail on the turtle is impressive. Well captured.
ndb1958 (9289) 2007-08-22 7:53
is that done just by nature? Impressing. The climbers are so small, so it has to be a big thing.
Very nice capture. Nice perspective and composition.
Cormac (26565) 2007-08-22 8:05
When I first saw this I thought it was from Cappadoccia, but I see this is much more rare. The shape of the rock is certainly very striking and beautiful. It's good that you pointed out the climbers on the top, because I wouldn't have noticed them. Excellent!
bracasha75 (24589) 2007-08-22 13:53
The Nature is a miracle...
Greath shot and thanks for this
singuanti (15250) 2007-08-22 18:49
Hi Chris. I'm glad you pointed them out otherwise I probably never would have noticed the climbers. It would be hard to believe that some part of that wasn't man-made because it's just too perfect. I do like the light you had and the colors it gave you. Nice one Chris.
fayeulle (27827) 2007-08-23 0:32
Very strange rock formation! It really look like a giant turtle but I have no idea of the size despite the trees (small or huge trees ?)
I like the framing
Ohhh ! Sorry,
After reading the Papagolf critic I see the men on the rocks ! Really huge rock !
MLINES (12516) 2007-08-23 4:17
Hi Chris, Your trip has taken you to some many places i've never heard of before. The weather looks excellent for this trip. TFS. Murray.
PixelTerror (0) 2007-08-23 4:19
An amazing rock, and good to have the people for scale, oh oh do I see some clouds perturbating the purity of the ever blue mongolian sky ???
Have a nice day,
vincz (19113) 2007-08-24 0:28
Very surprising shape for this rock, very interesting color as well. I'm sure you got the perfect POV here to gat this feeling of turtle. Great work.
axiotea (21651) 2007-08-25 20:53
Amazing rock formation with the shape of a giant tortoise, from a good POV. The tiny people on top of the rock give us an idea of its size.
Have a nice day
paura (47186) 2009-01-25 1:32
Absolutely uncommon and interesting stone. Excellent photo to show to all us the "Turtle Rock".