If you drive from Karachayevsk to the north along the left bank of the Kuban River to the suburban settlement named after Kosta Khetagurov (around 830 m above sea level), you will see at the left up on the mountains the famous Shoana Church (1033 m of its altitude).
After the church, If you go further up to the highest point (around 1200 m above sea level) of this road crossing the watershed between the Kuban and Kardonik rivers, you will see these rock formations, one of which was called by me as “Lion, the King of Beasts”. I could not find any information or images of this natural sculpture in the Internet. Maybe, in the Internet my shot is the first photo of this artwork made by the nature.
GPS coordinates: 43.793124 Lat, 41.865800 Long, 1173 m
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lousat (85018) 2013-02-16 15:00
Hi Sergiy,a very interesting phenomenon made by the nature,time and weather,beautiful and interesting rocks and great capture to create this imposing perspective,perfect details,colors and exposure too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
pajaran (56594) 2013-02-16 23:04
Interesantan tekst sa datim podacima ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
An interesting article from the given data ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, nice revealed.
Have a nice day to rest, all the best.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-02-17 0:01
nature can create various wonders of nature-and this rock statue is an excellent example of that.Really impressive and nicely presented in your composition.The image has outstanding clarity,light as well as nice,natural colors and good contrast.Well done!
Have a nice sunday
dip (23888) 2013-02-17 1:50
very interesting formation indeed,well captured!
thanks for sharing,
jhm (146618) 2013-02-17 3:45
We get a nice quiet area with few vegetation, but wonderful rocks.
A nice composition, good captured too.
Original colors and very pleasant for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
saxo042 (37730) 2013-02-17 11:36
Also a quite sphinx-like rock, a very interesting geological formation. The foreground bush adds a good balance in the picture.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-02-17 12:51
I like natural sculptures, which can be interpreted freely. You have cleverly placed the rock in the composition in an interesting angle. Excellent quality of workmanship. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
jmdias (59992) 2013-02-17 13:18
very nice view of this natural landscape with the natural sculpture well shown here. I liked the soft light and the framing here.
Sonata11 (33717) 2013-02-17 20:24
very beautiful snapshot of nature. The natural statue it looks like a beast. Very beautiful; natural colors, sharpness, clarity, POV and DOF as well great. Tfs.
All the best,
mirosu (15870) 2013-02-19 2:37
You have found a very strong subject with excellent positioning of the rock in excelent light. You´ve placed the main point of interest, the rock, to the side of the frame which really does strengthen things and creates excellent balance. The nice sunny day atmosphere adds a nice hue to the scene.
adramad (42015) 2013-02-26 10:28
Fantastic image in nature, which is the only to create whimsical and beautiful forms of this rock as we see in the image. Nice range of colors.
Magnificent .... brightness and sharpness.
Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16134)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-25
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Kharkiv - Caucasus - Kharkiv
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-16 14:59