Alien Landscapes of Cappadocia

Cappadocia (Turkish: Kapadokya) is a historical region in Central Anatolia, largely in the Nevşehir, Kayseri, Kırşehir, Aksaray, and Niğde Provinces in Turkey.

The name, traditionally used in Christian sources throughout history, continues in use as an international tourism concept to define a region of exceptional natural wonders, in particular characterized by fairy chimneys and a unique historical and cultural heritage. [Wikipedia]

Pre-historic volcanic activity created mysterious formations across the region. This also made parts of the formations easy to excavate which was used by local tribes and monks to carve out cave dwellings that were occupied as recently as the 1970's.

Shot with the D500 and the Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8 lens.