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Vertical Basalt

By Philip_H
Columnar basalt at Reynisfjara, near Vik in southern Iceland.

Perhaps the most famous basalt columns in the world are the Giant's Causeway on the northern coast of Ireland, in which the vertical joints form polygonal columns and give the impression of having been artificially constructed.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Locked in Love'.

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Tags: Nature Iceland Geology Specialist and abstract Basalt Lava Natural abstract Basalt columns Reynisfjara Columnar basalt Volcanic rock

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ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
26 May 2014 1:34PM
What an amazing sight...a great capture
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
26 May 2014 1:49PM
A fascinating formation, Philip, very well captured and presented. Carol
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
26 May 2014 2:36PM
I'm seeing sculptural faces...
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
26 May 2014 2:57PM
Great formation, so well captured PhilipSmile

tomcat 16 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
26 May 2014 3:09PM
The power of nature

mistere Plus
8 7 4 England
26 May 2014 3:11PM
Mega city 1, amazing formations. Excellent capture.

NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
26 May 2014 4:54PM
An interesting geological feature making for a great abstract.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
PaulMillar 10 83 2 Scotland
26 May 2014 5:09PM
Super place, so under rated by landscape photographers the north west coast line is stunning. It's been a while since last trip, that's got me thinking.....

taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
26 May 2014 6:51PM
An excellent display of these columns! Impressive photography!
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
26 May 2014 6:55PM
How very interesting.....
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
26 May 2014 7:09PM
Very different and well done on the photo
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
27 May 2014 10:12PM
I thought it was a cityscape from the thumbnail, and even when viewed large it still looks like a conglomeration of tall buildings, such a marvellous natural feature.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
29 May 2014 4:28AM
Quite a unique landscape! What an interesting image!
tonyguitar 9 77 37 Canada
31 May 2014 8:31PM
If you ever get to Alert on Elsmere Island, 450 miles from north pole, there are rolling mountains with six sided crystals growing
in clumps together to six and eight inches. These columns of yours are far more regular and dense. yet may have grown in the same way over thousands of years.

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