This was a spectacular place from the Southern part of Malta island. The ride with the boat under the caves is quite amazing.
The Blue Grotto (Maltese: Taht il-Hnejja) is actually a number of sea caverns on the south coast of Malta, east of the fishermen's harbour Wied iż-Żurrieq near the village of Żurrieq. It is located right across from the small uninhabited islet of Filfla.
Every day from sunrise until about 1 pm a unique sight can be observed here. The location of the cave combined with the sunlight lead to the water mirroring showing numerous shades of blue. Several caverns mirror the brilliant phosphorescent colours of the underwater flora; other caverns show a deep dark shade of blue.
The Blue Grotto is a popular destination for tourists on the island of Malta with boat trips to visit the caves, scuba diving snorkeling and rock climbing being the most popular activities here. It also has some typical local restaurants that offer good food with stunning views. The location has been used many times by filmmakers, including a Milky Way advert showing a cliff diver jumping 30m into the sea, numerous promotional videos about Malta, a scene of the 2004 film Troy and most recently in a RAI TV 2 filming for the popular travel programme Sereno Variabile.
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Indrasish (2727) 2013-08-25 1:19
Excellent capture.. Like the composition and nice warm colors.. Superb image quality too.. Very well done..
Good afternoon and have a nice sunday
lousat (71411) 2013-08-25 1:22
Hi Daniel,fantastic view on this spectacular corner! What a perspective,the best to who suffer of vertigo like me...ehehe...very bright capture whit the best details and colors,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
jemaflor (79970) 2013-08-25 1:39
A good pov on these caves, well framed with Fg and lovely blue sea, Good detail also with this lonely boat.
ktanska (23912) 2013-08-25 1:45
Probably the best shot I've seen from this famous viewpoint. Blue water and orange toned rock face gives excellent colour contrast. The boat down there gives a good idea of the scale of this place.
krzychu30 (15260) 2013-08-25 2:08
I guess it won´t be easy for me to find something new,original what you haven´t photographed yet:)
Brilliant capture of Blue Grotto-the foreground with some green plants make really nice "opening" to the scene.
Superb presentation and lovely,vivid colors.
PS.did you also take some pictures under the cave from the boat?what´s the lighting condition there?
Have a nice sunday
snunney (78789) 2013-08-25 2:38
The plunging point of view is enough to give you vertigo:-) The little boat makes a great focal point and serves to give the image depth. A beautiful lit composition with superb colours and sharpness.
timecapturer (44431) 2013-08-25 2:50
love this shot of the BG. So nice to see it from above as I have only seen it from a sea sickening boat ride on a cloudy, windy day and that was well over 20 years ago. However the experience does stay with you and this glorious shot emphasises the fact that I should go back and see it like this. Beautiful! Such blues.
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian.
subhendu_bagchi (25105) 2013-08-25 2:52
a great seascape with the interesting natural cave at right. Love the colours. Great depth as ever. Love also the chosen POV. An excellent presentation. Tfs.
adidas5nb (4368) 2013-08-25 2:59
what an absolute beauty of a shot.fantastic framing and pov.love the colors and the light.bravo.beautiful place.
marabu61 (7213) 2013-08-25 3:12
Now that is what I am calling blue, amazing indeed. Very successful framing with the green succulents in the foreground and the wast expanse of the mediteranian sea beyond the grotto. The lonely boat adds a good sense of scale of the grotto as well.
have a great sunday
dta (62368) 2013-08-25 3:36
Hello Daniel ,
A superb plunging view on this wold part of coast . The vegetation in the FG provides a sense of depth , and the boats gives the scale .
Sergiom (53775) 2013-08-25 5:17
En effet, ces caves sont magnifiques et la ballade en bateau doit être des plus intéressantes, surtout par aussi beau temps. La couleur de l'eau est superbe.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-08-25 6:51
What a wonderful capture from Malta.Splendid colors and contrasts.Very good amount of saturation.Nice POV and framework.Well done.TFS
All the best
aleXundar (1256) 2013-08-25 7:22
It is really an interesting spot. Your capture is no less spectacular. Brilliant colors in well-judged vertical format to emphasize the pov. Great job.
carlo62 (26856) 2013-08-25 9:11
bello scatto, un pò di costa, un lieve tocco di verde, le rocce che cadono a picco, un grande e bellissimo blu e il punto bianco dellq barca, non si può volere di meglio.
danos (82665) 2013-08-25 9:31
this is really a very nice and spectacular view of the sea cave,with the deep and saturated colour of the sea to contrast perfect with the reddish colour of the rocks.Excellent the light and the colour management of the image.
mesutilgim (79362) 2013-08-25 13:07
Another topclass capture from Malta with good pov and layout. Many interesting notes makes it a perfect TE job.
TFS and best regards
jjcordier (72614) 2013-08-25 22:53
L'endroit est spectaculaire et tu en as réalisé une très belle photo sous cette belle lumière.
macjake (51374) 2013-08-25 23:03
So i take it you went in that cave in the boat as well?
good descriptive note, I had no idea about this location.
wonderful colors, and i'm so glad you left the sky out of the frame for a more dramatic view.
nice to see some of the local vegetation too.
Rafer (14877) 2013-08-26 10:01
OH¡¡ fantastic Pov... nice coast landscape. Greetings Daniel
Romano46 (16578) 2013-08-27 10:55
questa è un vero spettacolo sia per il soggetto che i magnifici colori , il tutto evidenziato da un taglio verticale che lascia ampio spazio alle belle acque marine, senza per questo sacrificare l'imponente bellezza della roccia.
Uno scatto molto ben riuscito. Complimenti
Ciao e buona serata
Cricri (100341) 2013-08-28 4:36
Quel merveilleux POV, une vue plongeante sur la grotte bleu, qui permet d'apprécier les moindres détails et ces formes, sublime brillance et transparence de l'eau, j'ai beaucoup aimée la balade faite ouf déjà en 2010
Pour la région j'ai noter Wied iż-Żurrieq, toi je vois Żurrieq, quel est le bon ? soit cela n'a pas trop d'importance j'ai juste quelques mots en plus :-)
ourania (25508) 2013-08-28 9:55
what a fascinating place captured from a breathtaking point of view! The rock formation is amazing and the superb depth and clarity of your photo gives us the chance to enjoy its shape and details and imagine the marvellous feeling of passing into the interior. The colours are enchanting and the natural textures add vividness. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best,
Silvio1953 (115095) 2013-08-29 13:14
Ciao Daniel, great POV on fantastic place, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
olive224 (2719) 2013-08-30 11:13
Great image here ;)
I like the composition with the plants in the FG and the blue/green water
THis is a beautiful arch ;)
npecanhuk (60160) 2013-08-31 10:28
Wow! That's truly wonderful!
A very beautiful and inviting picture as well!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent here too!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
cornejo (27427) 2013-09-06 10:27
Hi Daniel, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting cave on the coast, very well captured in this beautiful image with the swell, with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
adores (33924) 2013-09-07 12:49
Beautiful place and a good pov. I like the colour of the water, it must be really nice to go on a boat tour there. I like the composition with the plants in foreground and the boat so well placed.