The Azure Window (Maltese: Tieqa Zerqa) is a natural arch in the Maltese island of Gozo featuring a table-like rock over the sea. It is situated near two other famous natural landmarks - the Inland Sea, and Dwejra Bay. The stunning geography of the area was created thousands of years ago when two limestone caves collapsed. This and the nearby Blue Hole and Inland sea are popular scuba diving sites.
Dwejra is a tourist village that belongs to the town of San Lawrenz, Gozo, Malta. The water of the bay is suitable for swimming, scuba diving, and boating.
The Azure Window has been featured in films, such as Clash of the Titans (1981) at the 104th minute and The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) at the 13th minute. It can also be seen in the television miniseries The Odyssey (1997), and HBO's TV series Game of Thrones. The filming of Game of Thrones resulted in controversy when a protected ecosystem was damaged by a subcontractor.
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Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-04 1:48
What a fine natural archway. It really gives you an idea about the power of the forces of nature. The view of the azure sea through the archway is priceless. Excellent clarity and superb colours too. Thanks for sharing.
holmertz (59750) 2014-03-04 3:04
A spectacularly shaped rock and a great view through the hole. The various tones of blue, brown and grey are very attractive.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-03-04 3:50
interesting composition thanks to this original POV. The landscape seen through the rocky arch gets more depth. Very nice framing and very well handled light under these difficult circumstances. Well saturated colors and ideal sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
Sergiom (89267) 2014-03-04 5:30
J'aime beaucoup l'idée de se servir de cet immense trou dans la pierre pour servir de cadrage à la mer derrière.Une très belle gestion de la lumière et des couleurs vives comme je les aime.
m (0) 2014-03-04 10:19
absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous scenery and mood, lovely natural colors.
carlo62 (55716) 2014-03-04 15:20
hai detto bene, una vera e propria finestra sul blu, sia del mare che del cielo.
Bella luce e ottima qualità, fa tanta invidia a chi, come me, è da giorni sotto la pioggia....
jjcordier (79297) 2014-03-04 22:22
Bon cadrage de cette arche de pierre naturelle joliment éclairée.
emka (107755) 2014-03-04 23:28
Splendid view of this natural window. Fantastic colours and sharpness. Original POV with the view behind the arch. Excellent tecture of the rock.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Silvio1953 (154087) 2014-03-05 9:31
Ciao Daniel, great view of fantastic place with beautiful natural monument, splenddi light, fine details, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (126732) 2014-03-06 10:47
Gros plan et version large qui est une merveilleuse idée de présentation, belle lumière sur les rochers, le bleu de la mer en fait un très beau contraste, j'ai beaucoup aimée la visite..
liquid_sk (296) 2014-03-18 4:06
Wonderful texture and colors! Great POV!!!
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (65148)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D60
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Azure Window is lost and gone forever [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-04 1:05