This is the sacret mountain of the Guahibo and Piaroa Indians of Venezuela. It is located in Amazonas State.The broccoli like carpet is the continuous canopy of 30 meter high trees ( 100 Ft. tall).
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quino (693) 2005-03-11 7:01
Impressive mountain. And the top is flat!!! Well done
pirulesco (1961) 2005-03-11 7:03
It looks like a gothic cathedralin ruins! impressive! I can understand it is sacred!
greg64g (11193) 2005-03-11 7:14
That's Wonderful ! i put it on my favorite, thanks for sharing.
Clochette (8076) 2005-03-11 7:45
Stunning ! Just incredible... This is a very rare view. Did you shot it from a plane ?
The only remark I would make : I feel that blue tones might not be well-balanced, not very natural. Unless these are the true colors of this region that I do not know ?
Gregtom (7167) 2005-03-11 8:25
Amazing mountain, really looks like the old cathedral. Thanks for sharing, Leo!
bazal (7900) 2005-03-11 8:36
What an incredible place ! This mountain is just like a sharp piece of rock launched at the middle of the amazon forest. The color treatment you applied is a little strange, but the subject is so impressive by itself...
Thanks for sharing.
Haymotion (2629) 2005-03-11 8:56
Jolie point de vue !!
Photo très réussie et très net...
kabe (2011) 2005-03-11 11:00
Hi Leo. Very beautiful landscape looks surreal. It looks very interesting. Beautiful landscape captured very well. Great light and colours. Very good sharpness.
davido (1982) 2005-03-11 12:52
woooww! that's very impressive! i had heard about these mountains because they appear in an american movie, perhaps The Lost World... anyway, very nice view AND shot.
softflower (0) 2005-03-11 13:00
Magnifique photo Leo, vraiment superbe.
Felicitations, j'aime beaucoup cette vue aérienne.
bboss (3578) 2005-03-11 15:00
WOw, that really is an amazing mountain. And well captured. I really like the way the forest is like a blanket as far as you can see, right up to the edge of the mountain. I am sure some dinosaurs are still living on the top.
perryhooter (2424) 2005-03-11 15:35
This is a TE Top photo to my opinion.
Well done Leo. Very nicely captured despite you took this one obviuosly through a window of a plane.
Dark sky in the back, aquamarine forst. Surrealist mood.
I just love it.
Timmok (802) 2005-03-13 8:38
A very impressive shot. It looks like the mountain on which you'll find a castle with a chief inside, like in many novels. The sky is pretty scary too, making this mountain even more impressive.
donluicu (24718) 2005-04-27 3:39
This is an amzing shot, what a mountain!
where were you? in a plane?
it's really impressive, and the ws is great too.
coco (30437) 2005-04-27 4:38
Incredible. The place, the mountain, the colours, the coulds, the jungle,...
And also the photo.
nicoelrico (34) 2005-04-29 14:56
Soberbia! no sabia que estabas aerodispuesto, excelente angulo.
sylvie (1183) 2005-05-05 17:34
Mountain just like in a fairy tale, unbelivable place, very impressive shot. Bravo
nygus (8178) 2005-05-07 12:28
wow. like a fairy tale
Damberio (241) 2005-06-02 11:33
Incredible place, incredible POV...and pic! Pheraphs there is a little bit of grey noise...maybe a little contrast or saturation won't be so bad, something like this workshop. Regards...
ivanhooace (60) 2005-06-02 12:46
very good composition , wondering how you capture this image , you must be the very top of another mountain ..
anyway , i posted a workshop version along side with this , hope that you like it ...
( one of my best work i think )
lucinka (9976) 2005-06-15 3:25
Leo, this is truelly fantastic shot of place I wish to go myself. Would you have some more information how easy it is to get there and how much such a scenic flight would cost?
sergecross (3438) 2005-07-05 20:51
Leo, impresionante toma. Buenos colores y de verdad parece otro planeta, nunca habia visto algo asi. Felicidades!!
carobnica (1336) 2005-08-26 6:56
this picture is really amazing...
every part of it makes me really want to visit it and no wonder that it is considered sacred... it has every right to be... :o)
and the picture itself is very beautiful, the contrasts, colours are beautiful... great view... and what's making it even more mystical is these stormy weather...
this is something really breath taking...
hellos from croatia
dream (159) 2005-12-01 3:40
Amazing.Very beautiful.Exelent work.I dont blame those Indian tribes to call this mountain a secret one.The view is breathtaking.Theres grass on the top?Wonderful.
quelquepart (810) 2005-12-13 13:42
The lost Cathedral...
Has anybody ever tried to build something on the flat top ?
Mistral (15402) 2006-01-16 17:01
Really incredible, Leo!
No wonder if indians believe this is a sacred place!
rajhema (1871) 2006-02-21 16:46
Your comment only gives a big picture of how tall this structure should be. Such a massive landscape with abundant nature. Beautiful picture Leo.
smash2707 (3284) 2006-09-26 19:13
I hadn't seen this picture before. What an amazing view! Great point of view of this table mountain! I guess the blue hue comes from the plane window; you might get rid of it useing the color cast tool. Nevertheless, amazing shot. Regards, Yvonne
silycat (611) 2007-01-20 19:25
This photo has been chosen by me to represent country in which it was taken in thema "Around the world", it is a very good and sucesful capture and excellent photo!
Traveller (672) 2007-02-03 19:08
Leo, this photo has such beautiful composition and colors! Those mountains and clouds on the right resemble sea waves with their turquoise color. I wonder, where were you, taking it?
roconnell (327) 2007-06-15 21:02
Fantastic sense of scale in this dramatic landscape.
humayun (2917) 2007-06-15 21:10
NICE NICE AND NICE IMAGE ILIKE THAT AT THAT TIME YOU ARE USING FLORAZING FILTER THE RESULT IS MORE GRATER
Emiel_Skyfreak (3002) 2007-06-16 8:58
What a majestic shot. Fine POV, ofcourse. I like this carpet..funny you say it's broccoli like, indeed it looks a bit like that! The clouds add a charming atmosphere. What else can be said, it's a marvellous landscape, with this mountain standing out above it's surroundings. The carpet even continues on it, although it has steep ridges.
And a plateau on top, what a view should one have, if he can stand on top of that. Good colours, nice light and sharpness. Bit more contrast would be okay.
htomi (8) 2007-06-20 8:12
Magical mountain, I wish I could stay on top and watch the sunset. Nice shot,
evarol (196) 2007-07-18 21:32
This is an impressive shot. Aside from finding such an awesome mountain, the sky and the turquoise colors in the background give this photo a very pleasing effect.
ruisc_pt (10343) 2008-04-05 4:59
IMPRESSIVE AND STUNNING FEATURE.
TFS it Leo
All the best
SELU (492) 2008-05-29 4:53
INCREDIBLE PICTURE, VERY GOOD SHOT.
alexony (67) 2009-09-22 13:23
Très jolie cliche, une très belle impression d inaccessibilité,
aperture8 (113) 2010-12-13 10:07
Excellent photo...and thinking that the velvety blanket is made up of 100 ft high trees is just amazing.
But I wonder what is the red cast on the trees in the bottom side of the photo...
- Copyright: Leo Garber (Leo) (881)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1991-02-00
- Camera: Nikon N90s, Nikkor 24 mm F 2.8, Fuji Provia 100, Circular Polarizer
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Around the world 2, My favorite pictures of Venezuela, Favourites 5 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-03-11 6:59
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