Cappadocian Landscape

Made of volcanic tuff, Cappadocia in central Turkey is full of valleys with eroded rocks in unbelievable shapes and colours.

Cappadocia is an eroded landscape of volcanic tuffstone. Wind and weather created rocks in the funniest shapes. The tuff stores a lot of water and makes the valleys very fertile.
Inside the Devrent Valley in Cappadocia with its unique tuff rock cones.
Inside the Devrent Valley in Cappadocia with its unique tuff rock cones.
View at the landscape with the two tuff cones containing the Kepez churches. Other completely eroded tuff rocks show that originally they also contained some caves (churches?).
Cappadocian landscape directly underneath the Meskendir cave church.
On a path in the Meskendir Valley; there are everywhere in the rocks remains of former cave houses and dove cots.
Tuff rocks in the Meskendir valley between Göreme and Çavuşin.
The open-air museum of Zelve covers two parallel valleys with hundreds of cave hoses, churches, chapels, mosques and a mill. People lived here until the late 40s of the 20th century, when an earthquake destroyed many caves. Another earthquake in t...
The open-air museum of Zelve covers two parallel valleys with hundreds of cave hoses, churches, chapels, mosques and a mill. People lived here until the late 40s of the 20th century, when an earthquake destroyed many caves. Another earthquake in t...
The open-air museum of Zelve covers two parallel valleys with hundreds of cave hoses, churches, chapels, mosques and a mill. People lived here until the late 40s of the 20th century, when an earthquake destroyed many caves. Another earthquake in t...
Tuff rock landscape between Göreme and Çavuşin with a cave monastery.
View into the Cappadocain landscape from the top of the tuff rock which contains the Pancarlık church with many old frescoes.
Selfportrait of the photographer. Normally the shadows of the photographer and his tripod must not be visible in a panoramic image. They are a sign of missing professionality. But sometimes its nicer not to follow the rules. - Late afternoon in on...
Looking into a valley close to Göreme in Cappadocia. Just one hour before there was a thunderstorm with hail and I had to hide in a cave.
Sunset in the early evening of a very cloudy day, near Göreme. Cappadocia is an eroded landscape of volcanic tuffstone. Wind and weather created rocks in the funniest shapes. The tuff stores a lot of water and makes the valleys very fertile. UNESC...