Sunday, April 9, 2017

Image of the week : Elephant rock, a natural sculture in Iceland

It seems as though gigantic elephant came to the shore of Heimaey island, to quench his thirst.
The enormous shape appears to be formed from basalt rock, that gives a surface appearance of wrinkled elephant skin.

f you want to see something really wonderful, then the Elephant rock is ideal place for you.
This rock is truly one of the amazing natural sculptures on mother earth.
The Elephant Rock is a natural rock formation found on the island of Heimaey (meaning Home Island) in Iceland’s Vestmannaeyjar archipelago.

The Elephant Rock is a natural rock formation (meaning Home Island)
in Iceland's Vestmannaeyjar archipelago

Heimaey is most inhabited island in Iceland with 4,500 residents in an area of 5.2 square miles.
The beautiful Heimaey is actually a home to Eldfell (Means “Mountain of Fire”).
This 660 foot high volcano has spewed lava on numerous occasions, leading many to believe it is the cause of the Elephant Rock The Island having a scenario such as this could have been the cause of the huge rock that happened to be shaped just like an elephant.

What a glorious mother sculpture.
I guess, you won’t believe this wonder of nature, but this is real rock not Photoshop.
Besides the amazing Elephant Rock, you might see Keiko, the whale from the Free Willy films as this was where he was actually set free, and also summer is when the island becomes populated by millions and millions of adorable puffins!
If you’re planning to visit Iceland, then Elephant Rock is a must place to see.

Localization with the GeoGarage platform (Icelandic nautical charts)

Heimaey island in Iceland

This natural rock formation off the coast of Iceland, impresses the travelers.

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