Hvitserkur sea stack(mellow mix) photo by paul morris (@oldskool2016) on Unsplash
ModelNIKON D800
Shutter speed80s
Focal length38mm
Published onMarch 17, 2017
Dimensions7360 × 4912

Hvitserkur sea stack(mellow mix)

Hvítserkur is a 15 m high basalt stack along the eastern shore of the Vatnsnes peninsula, in northwest Iceland. The rock has two holes at the base, which give it the appearance of a dragon who is drinking. The base of the stack has been reinforced with concrete to protect its foundations from the sea. Several species of birds, such as gulls and fulmars, live on at Hvítserkur and its name (“white shirt” in Icelandic) comes from the color of the guano deposited on its rocks.

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