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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Cappadocian Volcano

Three different volcanoes, Erciyes, Hasan, and Melendiz Dağları, were active in the Cappadocian valley region millenia before humans inhabited the region. Long before people created the popular "fair chimneys" that the park is known for, these now inactive volcanoes created the natural deposits of tufa and basalt.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Göreme, Cappadocia, Nevşehir Province, Central Anatolia, Turkey
Camera: SM-G960U
Copyright: © Marcella Morgan