Sunday, May 15, 2011

Your Mediterranean Photos (National Geographic)

Photo: A large coastal rock formation at sunset in Spain

Rock of Gibraltar

Photograph by Ian Judd, My Shot
Captured this when fortunate enough to be given a private tour of the rock when they were closing up for the evening. The sunset was awesome and the view looks across to North Africa, approximately 15 kilometers away.
Photo: Fireworks at a celebration in the town of Victoria in Malta

Malta Celebration

Photograph by Ted Attard, My Shot
Victoria, Gozo, Malta

Photo: Sunset over boats at Porto Cesareo in Puglia Italy

Porto Cesareo, Italy

Photograph by Massimiliano Manno,
Sunset in Porto Cesareo, Lecce, Puglia, Italy

Photo: An ancient temple in Ephesus Greece

Ephesus, Turkey

Photograph by Jordi Clopes,
The Library of Celsus at Ephesus

Photo: A view of Navagio Beach in Zakynthos Greece

Zakynthos, Greece

Photograph by Adrian Robert Nanu,
Navagio Beach

Photo: A view of the town of Camogli and the Ligurian Sea in Italy

Camogli, Italy

Photograph by Richard Lalonde,
The town of Camogli on the Ligurian Sea is an absolute jewel.

Photo: A sunrise at a church on the shore of Ischia Italy

Ischia, Italy

Photograph by Giuseppe Greco,
Church sunrise

Photo:  Lamps hang in a market in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul Turkey

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Photograph by Michelle Sonnega,
This photo was taken while I was walking through the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey. I was struck by the beauty of the Turkish lamps for sale in many of the shops and markets.

Photo: A woman walking into the Hassan Mosque in Casablanca Morocco

Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco

Photograph by Mark Harmsen,
This image was taken at the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. It is the country's largest mosque and the fifth largest in the world. This woman was running late for a prayer session.

Photo: Boats on the surface of an opening in an underground lake in Greece

Underground Lake, Greece

Photograph by Lou Eppelsheimer,
An underground lake on a Greek island in the Mediterranean

Photo: An alleyway in Mdina Malta

Mdina, Malta

Photograph by Giuseppe Gurrieri,
Little street in Mdina, Malta

Photo: Visitors walking near large windmills on the island of Mykonos in Greece

Windmills in Mykonos, Greece

Photograph by Virgil Cheung,
Mykonos, one of the most beautiful islands of Greece. The sunset is amazing!

Photo: A view of rocks on the shore of Ischia in Italy

Ischia, Italy

Photograph by Giuseppe Greco,
Rocky shore in Ischia

Photo: A jellyfish in the Adriatic Sea


Photograph by Boris Nikolic,
In the Adriatic Sea

Photo: A person in mid air while kite surfing on the Israeli coast

Kite Surfing, Bat Yam Coast, Israel

Photograph by Adir Miedvietzky,
Enjoy the last 30 minutes and jump as high as you can.

Photo: A view of buildings on the coast of Oia Greece

Oia, Santorini, Greece

Photograph by Virgil Cheung,

Photo: An artisan in his workshop in Cyprus

Artisan Working, Cyprus

Photograph by Viola Schoene,
Portrait of a Cypriot plying a traditional craft

Photo: The old Mediterranean port of Kotor

Kotor, Montenegro

Photograph by Jovan Nikolic,
The Mediterranean port of Kotor

Photo: A dophin swims in the waters near Zakynthos Island in Greece


Photograph by Adrian Robert Nanu,
During my cruise around Zakyntos Island in Greece, I took this picture.

Photo: A bolt of lightning strikes on the horizon off the Mediterranean coast of France

Lightning Strike

Photograph by Zsuzsanna Acs,
A boat mast (I believe) was struck by lightning during a storm on my last night at the French Mediterranean.

Photo: A man looks on as another man prepares plates of cooked lamb in Croatia

Lamb Plates, Brac, Croatia

Photograph by Franjo Mlinac,
Known for its lambs and goats, the Croatian island of Brac in the Adriatic Sea offers traditional specialties.

Photo: The Academy of Athens in Greece

Academy of Athens, Greece

Photograph by Vangelis Tasoulas,
Academy of Athens, Greece. Panoramic image composed of six images.

Photo: A view of buildings and stairways in Naxos Greece

Naxos, Greece

Photograph by Virgil Cheung,
A visitor in Naxos, Greece

Photo: A child walks in front of a mural of a building on the Mediterranean coast of France

Mural, France

Photograph by Mark Schaller,
A mural on the wall of a building by the beach on the Mediterranean coast of France

Photo: A sculpture of one of the Earth Goddesses overlooks the Mediterranean sea

Sculpture, France

Photograph by Kee Huang Wong,
This is one of the "Earth Goddesses" sculpted from soil by Jean-Philippe Richard in Jardin d'Eze, south of France, which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. This moment was so filled with serenity and beauty.

Photo: The Mediterranean port of Kotor in Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro

Photograph by Jovan Nikolic,
The port of Kotor

Photo: A gondola moves through the island neighborhood of La Giudecca in Venice

Venice Lagoon, Italy

Photograph by Mariana Jeca,
A gondola in the Venice Lagoon

Photo: Boys put up flags on top of Saint George's Basilica in Malta

Victoria, Gozo, Malta

Photograph by Ted Attard,
These boys were putting up flags for St. George's feast day in Victoria, Gozo, Malta. The church bells were ringing at this point and sounded so beautiful.

Photo: Ruins at Delphi Greece

Delphi, Greece

Ancient ruins

Photo: Sunset over Pigeons Rock in Beirut Lebanon

Pigeon Rock, Beirut, Lebanon

Photograph by Wael Massalkhi,
Sunset over Pigeon Rock in Beirut, Lebanon

Photo: An ice cream truck parked at night in Rodos Greece

Rodos, Greece

Photograph by Lior Patel,
Ice cream truck

Photo: Clouds over the hillside city of Amalfi in Italy

Amalfi, Italy

Photograph by Murat Tosun,
I started my southern Italy trip from Rome. My first destination was Napoli, then Capri Island. After a few days, I passed to Amalfi by boat. It was a rainy day and I had no place to sleep. I slept under a cave near the beach. That morning, this incredible view met me under clouds loaded with rain.

Photo: A shepherd moves a herd of goats up a hill in a valley close to Ispica in Sicily

Goat Herder, Cava d'Ispica, Italy

Photograph by Antonino Belfiore,
Shot in Cava d'Ispica, a fascinating valley close to the town of Ispica, Sicily. The valley presents a variety of cliff dwellings and rock-cut tombs dating from the Bronze Age.

Photo: Explorers at the Blue or Azure Window rock formation in Malta

Azure Window, Malta

Photograph by Ted Attard,
A natural arch called Azure Window, on the Maltese island of Gozo

Photo: A view of boats and buildings at a harbor in Capri Italy

Harbor at Capri, Italy

Photograph by Allyson Fernandez,
My first trip to Capri, Italy. The colors and beauty took my breath away as we arrived in the morning.

Photo: A boat on a beach in Zakynthos, Greece

Zakynthos, Greece

Photograph by Krzysztof Lorant,
Photo taken on the beach during late evening

Photo: A stairway in Santorini Greece

Oia, Santorini, Greece

Photograph by Craig Jensen,
This attractive stairway in the picturesque village of Oia on the island of Santorini, Greece, seems to invite visitors to step down to the beach for a swim in the blue Mediterranean.

Photo: A view of rocks at the shore of the Ionian Sea in Zakynthos Greece

Zakynthos, Greece

Photograph by Krzysztof Lorant,
I've been waiting for the best moment to take this picture—enough light and nice colors in the sky. I like pictures of water, especially taken with long exposure time.

Photo: The shore of Plage du Prado in Marseille France

Marseille, France

Photograph by Charles Troubat,
Prado Beach

Photo: A Bedouin woman displays wares in Egypt

Bedouin Woman, Sinai, Egypt

Photograph by Roger Thyen,
Bedouin woman in the Egyptian Sinai displaying her wares

Photo: A seascape on the shores of the island of Minorca in Spain

Minorca, Spain

Photograph by Felix Casals Stuhr,
This is a seascape taken in Minorca, a little island in the Balearic Islands (east of Spain). It shows the Mediterranean Sea and wintertime on this island. It's a one-second exposure shot to catch the soft effect of the water.

Photo: Tombs of the Cypriot Kings in Cyprus

Tombs of the Kings, Paphos, Cyprus

Photograph by Jakub Nowicki,
Tombs of the Cypriot Kings, Paphos

Photo: A woman stands on the beach at Lanarca in Cyprus

Lanarca, Cyprus

Photograph by Ida Pap,
Beach at Larnaca

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