A front on view of Turtle Rock in Terelj National Park, which is about 55 km north east of the Mongolian Capital city of Ulan Bator. A public bus is around $1 each way. Blue khadags or prayer flags, can be seen tied to the tree at right.
Here's the more famous side on view, which gives the rock its name:
Turtle Rock Profile
There are a couple of climbers on its back, for scale.
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Gustaw (21670) 2008-08-10 2:52
Hi, my friend!
Very interesting photo about nature. Very oryginal rocks, I like your intensive colours. It must be interesting place.
robertosalguero (246) 2008-08-10 2:52
Mongolia seem a mysterious country as rarely is seen on the news. Your image is very nice and the contrast of warm tones and cool tones very pretty. I wonder how big this rock is as there nothing to compare it to. Anyway, the picture is very pleasant and well composed. Thanks Chris.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2008-08-10 3:04
Nice and impressive stone. Excellent light nas contrasts. It could be in Colorado !
tomszat (1141) 2008-08-10 3:04
Very interesting rock formation, nice composition, a bit oversaturated for my taste, good capture, regards!
snunney (80689) 2008-08-10 3:13
A very good capture of this interesting rock formation. The red and ochre colours contrast beautifully with the sky behind. Excellent tones and clarity. Thanks for sharing.
izmirli (3987) 2008-08-10 3:59
merhaba dear chris
excellent light and colours.wonderful interesting rock and excellent blue sky.well done.
papagolf21 (84048) 2008-08-10 4:32
Bonjour, cher Chris,
Le lien est parfait pour donner l'échelle de cette sculpture monumentale naturelle !
Les couleurs sont excellentes, l'ensemble ressort à merveille sur ce fond de ciel bleu et blanc.
Une très belle et très intéressante réalisation.
axiotea (21649) 2008-08-10 6:48
The cloudy and blue sky make for a good BG on which the huge turtle rock stands out nicely. light and colors are very nice!
dareco (17134) 2008-08-10 8:39
I love the lighting a shadows. The colors are excellent. Very nice pov. TFS and have a happy day!
mehmetemin (7231) 2008-08-10 9:37
Very nice picture, good light and colours.!
Very good composition..!
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-08-10 12:35
Amazing vivid colours in this fine composition. Great POV, very well managed the light
TFS and have a nice week
Butterflyka (518) 2008-08-10 12:43
Wonderful picture well composed.
Great colors, good lighting and sharpness.
Gerrit (45858) 2008-08-10 15:20
good picture of this impressive riock, taken from a fine low POV in excellentt cpolors.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2008-08-10 20:20
It is always very interesting to see what erosion can create. I like the quite saturated colours and the good sharpness of the picture. Well done.
Graal (95986) 2008-08-10 23:42
amazing form of rock, good captured theme, like turtle, fine name. Well done picture.
pablominto (53744) 2008-08-11 0:27
This is an interesting rock formation, and the impact is enhanced by the point of view!
Well composed and fine details, the sky works well as background...
I don't quite get the scaling here but the trees give some idea!
UnTrained (0) 2008-08-11 0:34
back from your training? Strong and eye-catching contrasts on your brown turtle and well balanced exposure to give details in light and shadow. I like the blue and white from the sky playing around the rock.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
marietom (34607) 2008-08-11 1:43
Quel endroit, c'est magnifique !
Jolies couleurs, comme d'habitude !
danyy (0) 2008-08-11 14:10
une formation rocheuse assez impressionnante et paraissant instable. Photographiée ic isous des couleurs très vives, assez différentes de celles que tu nous proposes d'habitude.
sacavem (18610) 2008-08-12 7:28
A good diagonal compo with realistic colors and sharp details.Usually I can't see these types of formations where the rock is supposed to resemble something.you manage well with shapes and volumes.
Cricri (103101) 2008-08-12 7:39
Impressionnant ces rochers de par sa forme et sa couleur qui donne un beau contraste avec le paysage
Good day for you
bracasha75 (24517) 2008-08-14 13:20
Wonderful nature play
I have seen on Google earth a dog rock in place Albany ,West Australia
Great nature monument
jurek1951 (40949) 2008-08-15 0:40
this is a fantastic landscap photo. the color and the composition of the picture was successfull. congratulation to this photo,
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-08-15 0:51
Hello Chris! Amazing rock, amazing turtle. Wonderful POV, composition and capture. Very original picture. Good luck!
ysabaner (1069) 2008-08-15 12:07
very interesting rock, clouds, greens and colors wonderful.
hatti52 (12786) 2008-08-16 2:19
really interesting rock formation
wonderful colours and light
feather (51130) 2008-08-17 3:56
It looks more like something you would see in the red rock canyons of the USA West. I have tried to spot the climbers without success so it must be a huge rock. Your low POV setting most of it against the sky really gives it prominence.
derek3755 (2341) 2008-08-17 4:03
nice composition of this interesting rock formation, like the saturated colours. TFS.
danos (84367) 2008-08-17 9:06
very nice shot of this turtle rock formation in Terelj National Park.Excellent contrasted colors as the brilliant light make the scene so remarkable.The sharpness and the clarity are unique.Well done.
Angshu (55035) 2008-08-19 1:03
We've seen this rock before from your posts. This view gives a fair idea about the peculiar shape. Good contrast with the blue sky.
Did you finally buy the DSLR?
gokanlam (6605) 2008-08-20 0:55
Hi Chris, i haven't seen this turtle rock before.. it's very interesting.. you had captured it well, the sky creates nice bacground to it.. i like your tilt here..