Some semi-domesticated yaks, wandering in front of Turtle Rock, the centerpiece of Terelj National park, which is about 50 km north east of the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator.
Mongolia had its driest Spring in decades, hence the grass is near dead, & not green, as it usually is.
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rigoletto (34279) 2008-08-26 3:40
I couldn't decide which one is more interesting: being in Mongolia, viewing this superb rock or photographing this herd of yaks? I really envy the total of these :)
snunney (103327) 2008-08-26 3:57
You can certainly see why it's named Turtle Rock. Very good point of view with the yaks adding much to the mood of the scene. Superb colours and clarity.
lrw1966 (1632) 2008-08-26 4:13
Marvelous "Turtle Rock" and the Yaks provide a grand scale to the compositons. Thanks for the note.
Congratulations, very nicely done
tomszat (1141) 2008-08-26 4:44
It's excellent, I love the combination of this rock and the yaks in front of it, nicely composed, colours are just a bit odd, too much magenta and yellow for my taste, I tried to adjust it in my workshop, hope you'll like it.
TFS & regards!
chinchini (31529) 2008-08-26 7:20
J'avais déjà vu ce rocher-tortue mais sans les yaks. Je dois te dire que je préfère cette version plus vivante avec ces animaux qu'on ne rencontre chez nous que dans les zoos.
Le site vaut vraiment le "coup d'oeil".
Ciao mon Ami et merci du partage
mafegan (8624) 2008-08-26 8:22
A nice view of Turtle Rock with the yaks in the foreground. I have seen this rock TFS, Marlene
TopGeo (38216) 2008-08-26 8:41
Hi Chris excellent point! very nice landscape Always impresses the place with the rocks turtle Here leaves a good impression with the animals the yaks the view of scene!
Gustaw (21670) 2008-08-26 8:54
Hi, my friend!
Wow! It is very interesting. I like vry much your rocks. Good idea. Nice colours.
dareco (17134) 2008-08-26 11:53
Such an interesting turtle rock!! I like the scenery around and the yaks are a great addition. Nice composition! Good colors! TFS and have a happy day!
Gerrit (52099) 2008-08-26 15:41
indeed a turtle. Great composition.
danyy (0) 2008-08-27 0:05
une montagne avec des airs de vieille chaumière.
Voilà un endroit interessant, calme et très naturel.
Dommage que le ciel manque un peu de tonus.
riclopes (35577) 2008-08-27 0:17
Olá Chris, that's quite a giant turtle, indeed. And its pink color make it stand out well from the surrounding colors. Excellent FG with the yaks giving dynamism and depth to the landscape.
jonathan_hart (21276) 2008-08-27 1:17
hohoho ! turtle rock !!! indeed :D
very nice landscape and very funny natural sculpture !
with an excellent presence of the yaks to compliment the scene and make a great compo
well done ☺
carper (96) 2008-08-27 3:48
a fien one here Chris,
After trying a couple of times I can open your photo. trekearth is slow very slow...
good composiktion, fine photojob, I like it, have anice day.
jhm (156580) 2008-08-27 4:50
Nice turtle rock Chris, you found this image on a nice place, and make a excellent picture.
Also the Yaks suit excellent to this picture, good composition and lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
sacavem (18620) 2008-08-27 4:58
Very beautiful picture of rural countryside of the Mongólia, you has been a good ambassador,Chris
Grande abraço / Big hug
jemaflor (100181) 2008-08-27 10:11
Funny this rocks and the contrasts between yaks and turtle, good pov, well presented.
Emile (20352) 2008-08-27 13:59
It really looks like a turtle. Very well captured with the yaks and great colors and sharpness. Your POV is very good. Glad to be a member of TE and be able to see through your pictures things that I won't be able to see personally.
noborders (1010) 2008-08-28 10:56
They are a bit dwarfed by the aptly named Turtle Rock but they are nice and colourful, even gracious in a way... Beautiful beast in a beautiful environment, nice shot,