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Feel the Heat

Feel the Heat
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06
Categories: Nature
Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax 28mm f:2,8, Fuji 100, Polarizer ø28mm
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-12 4:11
Viewed: 3093
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From www.duneguide.com

"The Gobi, which is about about 1,000 miles in extent from east to west and about about 600 miles from north to south, has a total area of 500,000 square miles. The Gobi is the world's largest cold winter desert, made up mostly of mountains, rocks, grasslands, salt flats and sand dunes."

Shown here, are camels taken early morning, at Khongoryn Els, or the 'singing' sandhills. (The wind makes a strange noise, when blowing the sand around.)

"These dunes are 20 km wide, and 100-450 km long, and up to 800 m high. Individual dunes reach heights of up to 30 m. Mongolia 's largest sand dunes."

I tried climbing them, but only made it 2/3 of the way up. I didn't want to have a heart attack with the nearest hospital 2 days away!

More info on the Gobi / Gurvansaikhan national park here:

This is a link to Wikipedia

The camels are 'Bactrian' or 2 humped, in contrast to the Dromedary or one humped camels, of West Asia & Australia. I was surprised to learn that most Mongolian camels are not wild, but domesticated, hence the enclosure & reins.

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Nice bright shot here Chris - well saturated too. An interesting shot with lots to look at.. Strange camels!! Well, I am used to arabian camels I guess..


Funny image and very good picture.
Nice colors.
Best regards.Alin.

Hi Chris,
Stunning colours, excellnt POV with the white hills in the background against the blue sky. The warm colours of the camels show the heat of the day. Well captured and presented.

Bonjour chris

Un enclos de chameaux jusqu'à présent je n'en ai jamais vu mais je l'espère bien.
Merci du partage

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-02-12 4:52]

Superb warm&bright picture !
Excellent POV and compo.


Hello Chris! Amazing scene. Wonderful camels. Excellent scenery. Marvelous landscape. Well done!

What an interesting scene Chris .. not something many of us will ever see!
The colors and contrast here are really the stand-out features. Very vivid and well presented, well composed.
Have a nice weekend .. stay warm

hi there,

love the 1:2 ratio composition n the camels in the foreground. u should've had a ride, its once in a life time experience. its unlike riding a horse where u keep bouncing, camel ride is different where u sway back n forth.


Hi Chris - Very informative and interesting note! Nice, warm colors and excellent wide angle perspective.

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-02-12 6:20]

Hi Chris,

Excellent capture of the repetition of camels and humps, with the sand dune in the background being the final one (hump). The warm colors contrast nicely with the blue sky.


another grt tarvel shot Chris nice detailed shot with good pov
tfs bryan

Bom dia
Very cool composition Chris...I really like the way you capture the moment with great light and colors.
This is one the photos that make me feel happy...cool, cool, cool.
Have a good WE
Um abraço

Hello Chris,
It appears you had a little bit of everything on your trip to the Gobi! Camels, who would have thought that they still utilized camels in the Gobi? Excellent showing of the dunes with the available transportation to cross them on your trek.
Have a great weekend...

Hi, Chris.Nice capture of this beautiful landscape with camels in the foreground from a interesting angle with good perspective, details, colors and sharpness. Cheers and TFS.

Ciao Chris, fantastic landscape from Gobi desert, beautiful composition with a lot of camels, splendid light and colors, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-02-12 8:08]

Hi Chris,
A nice composition with these camels enjoying the sun! Quite relaxed they seem!
Nice vivid colors and very sharp!
Good low POV with such a deep DOF!
Well seen and neatly presented.
Best regards,

Francis Xavier

Bonjour Chris,
Lovely caught of view of this camels in Mongolie,
Excellent details and lovely dune,
great colors and light,
wanderful presentation.

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  • akg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 0 N: 171] (2264)
  • [2010-02-12 10:38]

Hello Chris,
wow! A great subject! The peaceful camels resting against the sand dune and under the scorching sun!
Excellent composition.
Have a great time.

Hello Chris,
Wonderful shot of great desert Gobi with beautiful composition,the warm tonal effects of these camels with sand in BG are well matched in this frame,sunset look lighting saturated the pic very well,well captured and beautiful presentation,well done.
Have a nice day,
Mushtaq Hussain

Hello Chris,
well captured rhytm of camels and humps.
I liked how did you use light
Selahattin E

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-02-12 11:26]

Hi Chris,
beautiful composition.Beautiful light and sharpness.TFS.Necla.

Waw...what a great camel....parking!
Wonderful capture!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-02-13 0:27]


Merveilleuse iamge de tous ce animaux, ils se reposent, avec la vue sur les dunes et le montanges, fantasitque ce tons doux, ces coulerus, cette iamge, sueprbe.

Bravo et amitié

Hello Chris,

Lovely composition from a great POV!
Wonderful colors, lighting and sharpness!
Congratulations and TFS

HI Chris..nice composition.....Good tones and details...


Hi,interesting how the nature behind the camels makes an organic whole of the picture.Everything complements each other.Fine colors and POV.Greetings Otto.

Wow! This many camels in the Mongolian desert! They seem to blend in with the earth. Good dof with sharp details and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

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