Giant Sea Elephant Emerges From The Ocean In Iceland




This basalt rock formation on the island of Heimaey in Southern Iceland looks just like a giant elephant or wooly mammoth dipping its trunk into the sea.

Heimaey is the largest island in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago, which is a geologically young set of islands formed by volcanoes. Eldfell, a volcano on Heimaey, erupted in 1973, prompting locals to pump cold seawater onto the resulting lava flows in a successful attempt to redirect it from their harbor. The elephant rock on the beautiful beaches of this island that attracts visitors is also formed from the volcanic basalt found everywhere on this island. Check the wonderful creation of our amazing nature below!

More info: vestmannaeyjar.is (h/t: colossal)

Image credits: shaefierce

Image credits: Diego Delso

Image credits: Julian Martin




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  1. Helen Rosemary sally Buckley says:

    It’s so beautiful it denies description

  2. Brett says:

    Hisally

  3. Gloria Kevwitch says:

    I would never want to leave

  4. Fran Cording says:

    The picture of Zermatt looks like the gates of heaven opening up to welcome those entering.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Rare theme and rare photos

  6. Kaillash says:

    beautiful, creative

  7. Kaillash says:

    creative, beautiful

  8. Raha Roshan says:

    So beautiful

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