The terms yurt and ger are interchangeable and describe the traditional portable Mongolian habitation consisting of a wooden frame and felt walls.
Many tourists want to stay in gers in the countryside, and so tour companies are catering to this popular demand by setting up ger camps with simple but adequate facilities.
This is the view of one of them, an ideal place, mountains looming in the horizon, green hills , the Tuul River and horses
About living in gers
Nearly all herders live in white gers (felt-lined tents, yurt in Russian), a characteristic sight throughout Mongolia. Each family has their own ger.
Even in towns and cities many people still live in gers. In many cases they live in a regular house in summer, but move to a ger in winter, as they are easier to heat. Usually they build a fence around the yard, in which people may have some livestock or even a garden.
Unfortunately this is changing fast for the worse ( from the tourist point of view ), young people want to live in cities, mainly when they are near some of the few ones Mongolia has
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claudeD (30405) 2013-04-23 12:15
Very fine landscape picture from Mongolia with an excellent composition and fine colors. Like the calm atmosphere. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
holmertz (36989) 2013-04-23 12:18
There is a lovely, peaceful and quiet atmosphere in this photo. The horses are let free and relaxing in the water or on the grass. The soft light and mild colours are beautiful and the photo is perfectly expsed. This must be a fine moment for you to remember.
siudzi (32323) 2013-04-23 12:25
The scene looks extremely unique and peaceful in my opinion. Like the soft pastel tones and perfectly executed details. Very well done. TFS.
Romano46 (16578) 2013-04-23 13:41
splendida foto della Mongolia che ben rappresenta i suoi immensi spazi nei quali la natura si esprime al massimo e gli animali godono di grande libertà.
Una foto dominata da una composizione eccxellente e da un taglio indovinato, ricca di colori molto ben calibrati e di una nitidezza più che buona.
Ciao e buona serata
bukitgolfb301 (34474) 2013-04-23 13:56
Hi Hola dear Maria, how are you?
Wow so great panfocus image for wild and also calm Mongolian landscape. A little over exposure makes so tasteful atmosphere, the allocation of horses is very wonderful to see. Thanks for your sharing.
manrezaei (1837) 2013-04-24 1:33
An interesting scene. The soft lights and colors added more attraction. Great clarity, superb composition and excellent contrast you captured. Very well done.
lousat (72137) 2013-04-24 2:34
Hi Maria,a beautiful landscape,and a beautiful place to made differents holidays,full of peace,silence and original things to see,great capture whit the best details and colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
adramad (35251) 2013-04-24 9:43
Que escena tan bucólica y placentera, nos muestra este esplendido paisaje, preciosa la laguna con todos estos caballos bebiendo en total libertad, magnifico DOF con el amplio horizonte.
Ideal la gama de color en estos tonos pastel.
Muy buena gestion de la luminosidad y nitidez.
Un bonito trabajo amiga mia.
Disfruta de un buen dia.
Saludos muy cordiales.
eldancer1 (25085) 2013-04-24 9:59
Beautiful landscape and so peaceful looking. I like the abundance of horses. Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with nice deetails. Well done, tfs.
ourania (26236) 2013-04-24 12:18
as I think I've told you before, after reading the Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong, I was totally fascinated by the old ways of living in Mongolia, although they are absolutely alien to me. The book ended with strong questioning of the new ways introduced into the Mongolian culture. Your picture, in my opinion, documents the transition which must be much more obvious elsewhere in the country. An excellently clear and deep picture, a very peaceful and interesting sight. You've managed light and contrasts in an effective way and the colours are natural and lovely. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Cricri (101149) 2013-04-24 21:29
Un endroit paisible ou le silence se fait roi, tout en douceur dans les couleurs, très beau entre l'eau, la terre et les montagnes avec la présence des chevaux, belle présentation
thebest (4272) 2013-04-26 18:32
These Yurts are so popular throughout the World aren't they?
This is a lovely picturesque landscape scene - the colours are natural & soft.
I love the horses in this photo enjoying themselves in the water.
On our visit to Argentina I saw horses frolicking in a small lagoon they were playing & having so much fun -it was a treat to see & a sight I had not seen before.
Well done beautiful!
Didi (54945) 2013-04-27 14:25
Belle vue d'ensemble de ce lieu paisible.
Bien sûr si j'étais été présent (rêve impossible), j'aurais effectué un panoramique avec en plus une image à gauche et une image à droite :)
Je pars quelques jours en Suisse le 15 mai
s_lush (16134) 2013-04-28 6:12
Trough this nice picture, you show Mongolia from its less known side, with mountains, woody vegetation and rivers. Horses, yurts or gers are traditional elements of Mongolian countryside, which were seen in your previous shots from Mongolia too. This time, you have given an interesting information about living in them. Excellent presentation of traditional Mongolian features!
mkamionka (29169) 2013-04-30 13:33
I am glad you continue with your reportage from this rarely presented on TE country. This is such a lovely and peaceful view here. Horses add a nice touch.
It must have been a great trip!
Very well done,
fabbs99 (15681) 2013-05-05 22:01
Wonderful landscape shot.The lights and exposure are just about perfect and could not have been any better.Great work done.
danos (83031) 2013-05-08 12:53
very nice this wide landscape view witht eh hores to drink the fress water carefree in the river.I like the beauty of the place as the excellent light and the colour management of the scene.
mohammad_H (8736) 2013-05-09 2:24
Maria The background scenery is very beautiful, attractive, eye-catching and pleasant, with good resolution, contrast and clarity, Lionel Messi's injury has really bothered me because of the Champions League FC Barcelona Europe, not messi,s
PaulVDV (20375) 2013-05-09 11:48
A very beautiful landscape picture and very different from how I thought Mongolia looks like. This area is surprisingly green with many trees and water. I've heard a lot about the deserts and steppes in Mongolia but apparently there is much more.
In Xinjiang (or Chinese Turkestan) I've also stayed a few nights in a yurt of Kazakhs and it was a very pleasant experience.
Best regards, Paul
abmdsudi (39470) 2013-05-09 20:16
A lovely and so pleasant pastorals landscape typical of central Asia in the heart of vast green valley with the shallow stream meandering gently through the banks
wet meadow where the flocks graze. Dotted of yurts and distant mounts frame the bg perfectly. I love the sheer serenity this image reflects that easily uplifts the spirit of this remote landscape. A beauty quite beyond compare and tks to your notes. Congrats
chrisvek (7001) 2013-05-14 14:10
That's a so wonderful image with splendid colors and details.Excellent backgound and nice depth.Well done.
All the best
jemaflor (80586) 2013-05-18 8:30
un intéressant pov sur ce paysage, douce luminosité et une vue animée par ces animaux, tfs.
TRB (13559) 2013-05-24 12:21
very nice, a fascinating display.
colors, sharpness, and excellent, with frame, ..
Congratulations on a great weekend
fritzi007 (2662) 2013-06-09 12:45
really wonderful photo, very good image quality, interesting infomation, congratulations!
Wish you a good time!
Waylim (25020) 2013-06-11 15:28
Another wonderfu photo of the sweeping lansccape of Mongolia, as I have imagine with horse roaming around the hill, and in this case even beter with the stream. Beautiful panoramic with excellent composition, good light and natural colors.
kordinator (14831) 2013-06-21 1:01
This is simply a magnificent capture.
An amazing place, great colors and contrast.
Really amazing composition.
Miguel82 (20040) 2013-09-29 5:18
Dear Maria, many horses around that pond, a lovely countryside of Mongolia, large and deep view, good dof, natural colors and clear shot, all the best, have a good sunday