Dalyan in southern Turkey is all about tanning, tombs and turtles. Tanning, because it has one of the most unspoiled beaches in Turkey; tombs, because it lies in the shadows of beautiful temple- like facades carved into limestone cliffs; and turtles, because it's where the famous loggerhead or caretta turtles lay their eggs. Life here revolves around the River Calbis, Which gently flows past the town from Lake Köycegiz down to the sea.
The Dalyan delta is an area of immense natural beauty and has become one of Turkeys most treasured natural conservation areas. Dalyan flanked by imposing mountains and pine-clad hills. The river spreads out into tributaries, teeming with the local wildlife, a naturalists paradise. Ìztuzu Beach, home to the famous loggerhead (caretta caretta) turtles in Dalyan Across to the beach is by water taxi (co-operative boats) 45 minutes or dolmus (publics midi-bus) 25 minutes from Dalyan. Regulations have prohibited the buildings on the sandbank so all hotels and apartments are located in the Dalyan village.
Mouth-watering seafood-restaurants line the riverbank and the village has a smattering of local bars and souvenir shops and even a disco for the night owls.
What could be better after breakfast in Dalyan? Take a boat and wallow in the in the famous sulphur mud baths, or visit the ruins of the City of Counos which dates back 3000 years, or simply cruise along the Dalyan river and go back in time to when Humphrey Bogart and Kathryn Hepburn didn't have as such an easy task when filming the African Queen.
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agbonavita (0) 2006-11-03 5:30
Vey intersting place. I was curious about the tombs, are that on the mount façade? It is possible to enter there?
UnTrained (0) 2006-11-03 7:40
beautiful photo of a beautiful landscape and very informative note too. Was "african queen" made there? One of my alltime favorites..
Following the golden rules it would be better to have space left between the border and a moving object in the direction of the move - the boat here.
stego (22866) 2006-11-03 8:22
It's wonderful! It transmits such a sensation of quiet beauty, with that peaceful water, that greenery and those tombs that look so much like a byzantine troglodyte monastery. Very romantic.
The POV and exposure are very good, but I notice a tilt towards the left and some lack of sharpness that is a bit damaging.
anesugur (18789) 2006-11-03 9:00
Canlı renkler ve kaliteli bir çekim.
Sudaki yansımalar da gerçekten çok güzel.
İyi bir hafta sonu dilerim. Uğur
bostankorkulugu (41874) 2006-11-03 9:05
su dalyani göremedim gitti...renkler isik ve kompozisyon cok guzel´ufuk cizgisi egri evet ama yine de buyusunu bozmuyor...elinize saglik...
sufi (9588) 2006-11-03 9:49
Cok güzel bir noktadan cekilşmis harika bir fotograf... Renkler, IsIk, ayrintilar ve deniz üzerindeki yansima da cok güzel... Ayrica bilgilendirici notun icin de tesekkürler...
elifpetan (1204) 2006-11-03 10:19
Süper manzara. Orada olmak isterdim. Tebrikler Cüneyt.
ALIRIZA (16423) 2006-11-03 10:45
Merhaba Cüneyt Abi,
Mükemmel bir kompozisyon. Yeşilin güzel tonları ve yansımayla harika bir manzara. Ellerine sağlık...
Selam ve saygılar...
TheMystic (912) 2006-11-03 15:54
A wonderful and interesting place with great history. Nice pov on a clear and calm day.
adores (34348) 2006-11-03 19:06
Nice photo! I've seen lots of photos from those tombs, but never from the lake.Well done with this boat and the sun on the rocks. Well done!
Benedict (7076) 2006-11-05 12:20
i'll go for the turtles and mouth-watering seafood restaurants when i get the chance to visit this place.
this is so beautiful view! A-1 composition, excellent lighting and reflections on the water very splendid! two thumbs up, cuneyt!
metek (2997) 2006-11-06 5:27
Çekim noktası süper, kadraj ve netlik olaganustu.eline sağlık.selamlar,
tabora (0) 2006-11-06 8:48
Un endroit que j'ai visité, avec une belle balade en bateau ,jusqu'a la plage des tortues.
Le cadrage est réussi avce ce reflet qui dédouble les tombes et la bateau qui donne du dynamisme a l'ensemble.
rafid76 (0) 2006-12-12 15:34
good note, these cliffes and carved mountains remaind me of petra in jordan, the look identicle almost. this is a nice scene but i wish you would have zoomed in on the incrdible image in the mountains. well done
izler (8) 2006-12-13 17:25
yillar once bu mekanlara gelmistim. mis gibi hava ve lezzetli sabah kahvaltisini hatirladim. kompozisyonu, bakis noktasi ve bilgi notu ile taitim fotosu paylasmissin bizlerle
Mistral (15402) 2006-12-18 17:37
I was there and I liked the place.
You framed very well the image giving place to the wonderful reflections.
gunbud (34066) 2007-01-07 8:51
Beautiful peaceful boat ride down this calm river. I love how the ancient rock carvings refelect perfectly in the river. Stunning colors and great detail to the cliffs refelecting brillantley on the historic river. I love your informative note rich with history.
edal (6804) 2007-01-19 13:16
I've heard a lot of this magnifficent ancient place near Marmaris resort... Your shot gives an excellent presentation of the place - good pov, lighting and colors. A reflection in the river long to remember...
fserajian (2293) 2007-03-24 1:47
Nice photo of this beautiful landscape, I would have liked to see a bit more of the sky above the mountains. Good reflection in the water. TFS
utkue (3420) 2007-06-03 14:22
Nasıl dikkatli baktıysam bu fotografı kaçırmışım.
Nefis günışığı, renkleri, harika yansımaları ve kadrajıyla mükemmel bir fotograf.
Tebrikler ve ellerine sağlık.
gurselerdener (972) 2007-10-05 13:58
Merhaba Sevgili Cüneyt Bey,
Ben haftaiçi çok yorulduğum için TE ile ilgilenemiyorum, ancak siz yeni fotograf girmeyince bende kontenjanınızı eskilere kullandım.
Kadrajı, yansıması, enfes renkleri ve ışığıyla harika bir fotograf.
Ellerinize sağlık ve tebrikler.
jaywalker (16095) 2008-02-11 13:12
Hi Cuneyt, It's great to hear from you &, I hope to see some new postings in the near future, however after looking back into your site I came across this photo, I love the light gleaming on the water &, the ripples effecting the reflections, you have captured the wake of the boat very nicely &, there is great colour, however the tombs carved into the cliff face are very special, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
- Copyright: cuneyt basegmez (cuneyt-sb) (6559)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-14
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS2
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-03 5:24