Massive Sea Elephant Emerges From The Ocean Floor In Iceland

Massive Sea Elephant Emerges From The Ocean Floor In Iceland

What a stunning natural formation! In Iceland, volcanic flows have formed a giant sea elephant that draws thousands of visitors every year. It was formed in 1973 and it is fantastic! For those lucky enough to travel to Iceland, make sure you stop at the island of Heimaey, found in the southern part of Iceland. There, you’ll find a massive rock formation that looks nearly identical to an elephant with its trunk dipped in the water.

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Why the hell have I not been here!? It’s a must see for anybody who loves Elephants… This basalt sea-cliff is on the island of Heimaey in Southern Iceland. It’s a relatively recent creation as it’s been formed by an eruption from a volcano. Eldfell, on Heimaey, erupted in 1973, prompting locals to pump cold seawater onto lava flows and redirect the destructive molten rock away from the local harbor.

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The giant sea elephant has thousands of visitors every year and I can see why:

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Where did it come from in the first place? After the volcano Eldfell erupted in the 1970s, the ‘sea elephant’ (along with other rocks) took form. The surface of the enormous structure, made mostly from basalt rock, also resembles a pachyderm’s wrinkled skin. Heimaey is actually home to Eldfell (which means “Mountain of Fire”). This 660 foot high volcano has spewed lava on numerous occasions, resulting in fantastic geological formations. This elephant looks like it is emerging from the cliff. No wonder it is so popular with the tourists.

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