During our short stay in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, not far from the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, we visited Turtle Rock, named for its resemblance to a turtle when viewed from a certain angle. Known locally as Melkhi Khad, this giant rock formation is a popular spot for visitors to the area.
Here are some photos I shot of scenes around Turtle Rock and the surrounding landscape.
1. View of Turtle Rock
2. Sheep and goats grazing near Turtle Rock
3. Goats and sheep lick the walls of this derelict hut
4. Two riders on a horse. A common sight in Mongolia
5. Another view of Turtle Rock
6. Landscape near Turtle Rock
7. Group shot of family and friends in front of Turtle Rock. My older brother Matt is far left and younger brother Mike far right.
8. My younger brother Mike (left) and friends Andy, Mark and Kerry from England
Some shots of a friendly camel for hire near Turtle Rock
9. My new sister-in-law Anna petting a camel near Turtle Rock
Close ups of the friendly camel
15. Close up of the camel's saddle
16. Ger camp near Turtle Rock
17. Horses and riders hang out near Turtle Rock
Also check out my series on Mike and Anna’s wedding, Mongolian contortionists and other posts about Mongolia.