Elephant Appears To Drink The Ocean Off The Coast Of Iceland
Hark, a stone elephant! Wait, no, that’s just Elephant rock. This basalt cliff rises on the coast of Heimaey island in Southern Iceland. It looks like either an elephant or a mammoth is dipping his trunk in the Atlantic ocean.
The name of the island literally means “Home Island”. It hosts 4,500 souls and suffers a volcano. Eldfell’s eruption in 1973 destroyed half the town, but an ambitious project to cool the lava flow with sea water saved the harbor. Today, Heimaey remains the only inhabited island in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago. An airport and a golf course dominates the island. There’s also an elephant shaped rock there, have I mentioned that?
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