An Elephant Appears To Drink The Ocean in Iceland

This basalt cliff stands on the coast of Heimaey Island in Southern Iceland. It looks like an elephant dipping his trunk in the Atlantic ocean.

The name of the island means “Home Island”. It hosts 4,500 souls and suffers a volcano. Eldfell’s explosion in 1973 destroyed half the town, but an enthusiastic project to reduce the lava flow with sea water saved the harbor. Today, Heimaey remains the only populated island in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago. An airport and a golf course dominate the island.

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