Weekly Photo Challenge: Big (1)

While travelling in Turkey, we came across this natural big hole filled with fresh water. The size is amazingly big when compared to the two men standing near the edge or the flock of white birds flying over the water. Could it have been a crater of an extinct volcano? we don’t know. .  . . . . . . . . . . . ..  . . . . . …….

PS   I have tracked it down. This is the Obruk Han Golu, doline (sinkhole) below the caravansary near Cappodocia  .

43 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Big (1)

  1. Wow, for some reason I pictured Turkey more forested. It’s neat to come across these unusal topographies though. Yes, perhaps dormant volcano, it’d be interesting to find out. Might get an idea if looking down from space or higher up.

    • This is a picture taken from above and it was so big that I could just got it into my photo. Will be interested if readers can give me a clue as to what it is. Regards, Michael

  2. wow there seems to be a weird vibe around there, kinda like meteors showering the earth when the dinosaurs reigned supreme… :S

    • I thought about it. The hole was circular / oval with overhangs at the top, almost vertical face and no apparent access (except narrow footpath) from the surrounding ground; not sure it is a quarry. Unfortunately, I don’t have the name and more exact location of the hole to follow up further investigation. Have a great weekend!

    • Hi Kong, It is quite possible. There maybe an underground stream eroding the seemingly limestone formation so that an underground cavern was initally formed. The top of the cavern has since collapsed, leaving a hole. There may still be other possible explanations. Regards, Michael

    • Hi Paula, We got there by car, in fact, we were on our way to Cappodocia. There wasn’t much hiking at all, the “hole” area was depressed when compared with the general land formation. Regards, Michael

  3. Once again, a great photo, Michael!
    It looks kind of surreal with the tiny people next to it… like it could be a scene in a James Bond movie 😉 where underneath the water some secret hideaway is hidden 😉 Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

    • I would have agreed to it but I note there are no construction access down to the hole area, the hole has an almost vertical face with overhangs near the top. From research, this area had lots of volcanic activities in the “Alpine” period. Regards, Michael

  4. Although I’ve been in Cappadocia, I never heard of this lake.

    Anyways, I miss my country 😦 If u have more photos and share them in your blog, i ll be grateful 🙂

    Regards
    Kerem

    • Hi ckn, I have one post on Cappodocia- the Land of Fairies. I have quite a few photos of Cappodocia and will consider writing up further posts. Regards, Michael

    • Hi Isadora, I love to share this image of the big hole with others. When I first submitted it, I have no idea as to how this big hole was formed. Thanks for the comment! Michael

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