The Mongolian landscape makes for some surreal skies.


Mongolian landscapes are unlike any I have seen in the world. The scenery itself is breathtaking, yet there is always the element of the odd cloud formations that add that different dimension to each photograph.

When we were driving through Mongolia on our Mongol Rally adventure it almost always felt like you were experiencing a little of  Agoraphobia( fear of open spaces) as the landscape was just that vast. The sky always seemed to be so close to the earth and seemed to go on forever.

This photograph was taken just after our third river crossing. The perfect combination of water, earth and sky. The small river draws your eye to the imposing Altai Mountains and that dramatic canopy above.

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  1. Pam @writewrds

    Amazing photo. It looks like you can touch the clouds, as though they are hanging, even looming over the land.

  2. Jade Johnston

    Damn. Every time I see your Mongolia photos the idea of not eating for a couple months so I can save up the money to buy that lens seems more and more appealing!

    1. debndave Post author

      Yes Indeed. I haven’t seen Montana’s skies in person, but I can imagine it is beautiful just like Mongolia.

    1. debndave Post author

      Thanks Shirlene. The clouds were definitely silky. That’s a great way of describing them.

  3. Priyank

    Dave and Deb, beautiful, absolutely stunning picture. The landscape looks so barren, but the colours are delightful. I never knew about something called Agoraphobia, so thanks for that!

    1. debndave Post author

      I felt a little bit of Agoraphobia when we were diving Mexico. The waters were so clear after diving in Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay that I was a little freaked out with all the open space around me. Luckily I didn’t have that feeling in Mongolia:-)

    1. debndave Post author

      Thanks so much Stonehenge facts. I am glad that I could capture the beauty of Mongolia because it truly was breathtaking nearly every single day. Especially in Western Mongolia.

  4. umair

    hi……….. Excellent to hear that. I love inspiring people to go somewhere new. That’s how we
    find our next destination, from other travels.

  5. umair

    Oh yes, you will love visiting a Tropical Island. Life just seems better in the tropics……………

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