i was really looking forward to visit yehliu on my taiwan trip. my friends graciously arranged for transportation (not a lot of people have minivans in taipei) and of course when the day came.... this is a photo of one of my friends looking out to the sea during a few minutes of break in the pouring rain.
Yehliu is a cape of about 1,700 meters long formed by Datun Mountain reaching into the sea. When overlooked from above, the place is like a giant turtle submerging into the sea. Thus, it is also called "Yehliu Turtle". Because the rock layer of seashore contains sandstone of limestone texture and it is subject to sea erosion, weathering and earth movements, there is particular scenery consisting of sea trenches/holes, candle shaped rocks, and pot shaped rocks. The place is divided into three sections. The first section has rocks like Queen's Head, Fairy's Shoe and Candle. The second section has rocks like Bean Curd, Dragon Head. The third section has sea-eroded caves, seal shaped rock, etc. The place is suitable for geological study and field research. In addition, there is a statue of Lin Tien Jane in commemoration of the person's bravery of scarifying own live for saving others. The monument describes in details the touching story. There is a marine world in Yehliu. The marine world is the first marine center in the country for exhibition of ocean evolution. It has the best sightseeing tunnel under sea, showing about 200 rare fish species and marine lives. The area of marine live specimen demonstrates many specimens of precious marine mammals and fish. It is very educational. There are excellent shows of whales, dolphins and seals, such as diving, ballet on water and other talent shows. There is a stadium with 3,500 seats. On holidays, the place attracts many visitors for the show.
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Ebbe (9617) 2005-01-23 5:05
Great composition on any hill with the yellow color spot of man in a strong point of the frame. The geology here makes it almost unreal. Great one Mark!
khmelins (960) 2005-01-23 5:27
Everything right here imo. The lonely guy in Yellow, strange landscape and a little cloud on top of the cake :)
clodreno (0) 2005-01-23 6:20
i agree with Ebbe, very nice compo, nice choice of colors..
great landscape too..
tongapup (0) 2005-01-23 9:43
Nice one. Really bizarre geological formation, and captured nicely w/ the lone guy.
I have to say, the colours together make me feel a bit queasy... ;)
SophieL (6038) 2005-01-24 4:25
I didn't know about this place. I think your picture is perfect! Great composition with the little guy in yellow jacket in the corner, looking rather lost, the incredible texture and shapes of the rocks (?) he's sitting on... Interesting point of view and really great colors.
- Copyright: Mark Panszky (markoci) (3927)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-12-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: EOS Digital Rebel, Canon 28-135mm is, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-01-23 4:55