The Face of an Elephant Emerges from a Cliff in Iceland
Located on the coast of Iceland on the island Heimaey, the face of an elephant mysteriously appears. Created from natural rock formations, the mountainous shape is composed mainly of basalt rock, which oddly resemble the texture of an elephant’s skin. View more photographs of the stunning natural phenomenon on Flickr.
The Westman Islands in the South of Iceland. In 1973 there was a sudden eruption of the Eldfell volcano (Eldfell = Mountain of fire) which is the left one of the reddish cones in the picture. The lava flow would have blocked the harbour if the residents hadn’t stopped it in time by pumping tons of sea water on it which cooled the lava down before it could reach the harbour. The volcano to the right is the Helgafell volcano which recently erupted about 6.000 years ago.
Camping on windy Heimaey Island with Deniss, Mike & Jakub. We could not resist pitching our tents at the highest point of the island where I had a chance to see some puffins for the first time. Man… what a spectacular spot.