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Copyright: mehmet unlu (kolomb) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 21] (181)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-09
Categories: Mountain
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/3000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-26 2:44
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Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mount Erciyes (Turkish: Erciyes Dağı; derived from the ancient Greek name Ἀργαῖος Argaeos; Latinized as Argaeus by the ancient Romans) is a massive stratovolcano located 25 km to the south of Kayseri in Turkey.

Erciyes is the highest mountain in central Anatolia, with its summit reaching 3,916 metres. It is considered to be an extension of the Taurus Mountains to the south and is generally regarded as the highest peak of this mountain range which belongs to the Alpide belt in Eurasia.[2]

The volcano is heavily eroded, but may have erupted as recently as 253 BC, as may be depicted on Roman era coins.[3]

Strabo called the mountain Argaeus (Ἀργαῖος); he wrote that the summit was never free from snow and that those few who ascended it reported seeing both the Black Sea to the north and the Mediterranean Sea to the south in days with a clear sky.[4]

Mount Erciyes is home to the Erciyes Ski Resort.


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amazing mountain, I remember climbing on its slopes in 1989. TFS Ori

Hi Mehmet,
beautiful shot of these mountains. Perfect sharpness, amazing colours. I like this blue of the sky.
Thanks for sharing.

"Erciyes, Anadolu'nun sen yüce bir dağısın..."
öyle miydi şarkı:))
kar manzarası da gelinlik gibi yakışmış Erciyes'e.
ellerine sağlık Mehmet. çok güzel bir kare ile görüntülemişsin.
iyi geceler, selamlar.

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