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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cornejo (46726) 2013-08-31 9:58
Hi Daniel, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting place off the coast of Malta, (I like), very well captured in this beautiful image with a great pov and framing, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy Sunday.
All the best from southern Spain.
PaulVDV (32599) 2013-08-31 10:00
The magnificent natural phenomenon that we all like to see when visiting Gozo.
Every picture of the Azure Window posted on TE is taken from a different POV and looks a bit different. Still, after so many pictures it remains a great natural wonder.
Here I specially like the beautiful foreground with the gorgeous transparent water.
Excellent depth too.
Best regards, Paul
Romano46 (18472) 2013-08-31 10:09
si rimane incantati davanti ad un simile paesaggio, già abbastanza noto, ma che hai saputo riprendere molto bene con una bella inquadratura, colori eccellenti ed una nitidezza impeccabile.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
npecanhuk (78497) 2013-08-31 10:27
What a wonderful and inviting place!
A very attractive picture too!
Sharpness, expsosure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
emka (106662) 2013-08-31 10:38
fantastic place and here I would be rather interested in swimming in this clear water than making photos. It is indeed blue window. Wonderful colours and nice composition. And sea is so beautifully shown with clarity and reflexes.
serp2000 (45828) 2013-08-31 11:05
Very interesting note and good illustration. Good presentation of the Window, very smart composition, excellent real colours, TFS!
olive224 (2719) 2013-08-31 11:40
Nice postcard of Malta here ;)
The sharpness is excellent and the colors well rendered ;)
jadesgran (5431) 2013-08-31 13:52
I remember visiting this arch on Gozo island, but many years ago.
You have composed the picture well.
This natural wonder has been taken from many positions, and they are all slightly different but I like this one a lot.
carlo62 (54900) 2013-08-31 14:06
molto utile la presenza delle persone, si ha una più corretta proporzione di questo bellissimo mare e di queste rocce fantastiche.
frunchy (1800) 2013-08-31 15:09
perfect composition. The Crystal clear water and the rocks lead directly to the arch. Well done!
wolf38 (31296) 2013-08-31 22:30
Hi Daniel. Landscape with natural shaped rocks and people on the beach. This combination I really like. Fine composition, - as always.
annjackman (21903) 2013-08-31 22:57
This is a lovely view of the Azure Window. The water looks crystal clear and must be very enjoyable to swim in. Very well handled light with the rock detail shown perfectly against that gorgeous blue sky.
Kind Regards, Ann
jjcordier (79297) 2013-08-31 23:31
L'endroit est spectaculaire et beau. Sous cette excellente lumière, tu en as réalisé une très bonne photo.
limielski (0) 2013-09-01 2:53
The nature is amazing and we can see it perfectly looking at your photos.
I like the small weaves on the sea on the FG. Good POV, colours, and a contrast.
Have a nice Sunday
snunney (106459) 2013-09-01 3:13
I like the point of view and pleasantly animated atmosphere. The clear waters in the foreground are very nicely lit and make an attractive pointer toward the natural stone arch. A well presented image with superb colours and clarity. Thanks for sharing, have a good Sunday.
Sergiom (88217) 2013-09-01 5:29
J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage vertical qui donne de la profondeur à l'image et de l'ampleur à ce très beau rocher percé en arrière plan. Mais c'est l'eau qui est intéressante.
holmertz (59044) 2013-09-01 8:00
This looks like a better place to enjoy the sun and water than a beach packed with hundreds or thousands of people. The rocks are very nicely shaped and the colours are great.
saxo042 (37966) 2013-09-01 8:23
This is a very attractive holiday scene and a very fine picture. I am a bit curious about the tilted horizon, but still the interesting arch is very straight. The sunshine on the water surface is very well captured.
mesutilgim (97474) 2013-09-01 13:43
Very nice capture of this natural wonders in Malta.
Good pov and perfect layout.
Nice framing and interesting notes.
TFS and best ragards
ChrisJ (117741) 2013-09-02 3:05
Good sharpness and I like the warm cold color contrast between the red cliffs and the blue sea ans sky. The people swimming add life and animate the scene. The background rock arch adds interest. The grey fg rock seems to point towards the white rock in the middle layer and the bg cliff. Tfs!
chrisvek (7001) 2013-09-02 5:58
This shot reminds me,some areas from several Greek islands.Very wonderful composition and very good contrasts.Nice graduation of colors and splendid framework.
Have a nice day
claudeD (41544) 2013-09-02 7:02
very fine composition to show this amazing nature monument. I like the people you have introduced into your shot to show the relations of the impressive rocks. Very good title.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
fds (9569) 2013-09-02 7:48
ciao dear friend
this is a very beautiful seascape with great rocs in the foreground and fantastic colors of the sea
amaryllis (37039) 2013-09-03 2:37
une photo superbe de cette mini plage avec des rochers imposants et cette roche avec sa fenêtre qui laisse passer le ciel bleu, des couleurs sublimes de cette eau claire au premeir plan et un cadrage à la verticale bien réussi
abmdsudi (57644) 2013-09-05 10:32
What a glorious summer shot depicting the crystal clear green waters of the med, shot in a very lively condition that suits the mood with the 'natural window' serves as strong focal of interest. Your view point gives a nice wide coverage and depth to a wonderful coastal scape that would grace anyone, Well done, Congrats
COSTANTINO (69604) 2013-09-05 10:34
amazing fresh summer capture
the sea is so nice that I am
feeling I can jump into
excellent chosen point of view
I specially like the beautiful
have a nice new day
GiovanniG (3637) 2013-09-18 1:29
Out of so many splendid captures I selected this one. It is so full of detail and wonderful color with a point of view to die for. Very well done Daniel.
Warmest regards and thanks,
NorthernLight (2383) 2013-10-11 2:00
a very interesting landscape detail and a wonderful picture. Great soft harmonious colors. The people in the picture place a nice contrast to the rock formation and the water.
A very beautiful coastline picture!
Have a nice day
delpeoples (59772) 2013-10-13 4:07
Oh yes I see the resemblance between this beauty and its Irish brother. The difference being the beautiful sunshine and limpid water of course. I just love the way the light refracts and turns the water into something like an opal. Excellent vertical frame, wonderful vivid colours and superb framing.
Lovely shot of this natural wonder
Kaisa71 (228) 2014-02-19 11:31
Oh yes, you have managed well to capture the color of Azur´s blue. Texture of the sea is lively on foreground, and how amazing clear and clean the sea is....wow! Good that you included the people on this photo as now it´s possible to see the huge size of the limestone. Lovely!
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (64525)
- 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: 2013-08-31 9:46