Low Tide Wonders by gnbphotos

On Vatnsnes peninsula in North-West Iceland just off shore stands the majestic Hvítserkur, a 15 meters’ high monolith. It looks like an animal of some sort, an elephant or a rhino – or even a dinosaurs drinking. It is just awesome! Especially as there is a lot of fulmar nesting on it so it seems to be alive and it is half-white from their excrement, thus the name Hvítserkur – “hvít-” meaning white.
The legend goes that Hvítserkur is a petrified troll. The troll lived in Strandir and wanted to tear down the bells at Þingeyrarklaustur convent. But fortunately it got caught by daylight and as we all know trolls turn into stone by daylight.

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Hvítserkur by YiannisPavlis

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.Please Visit me on Facebook!.

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. : soft iceland : . by Martin-Pfister

When I made this photo, I was in the “Big Stopper time” because I loved the smoothness and softness which the filter created. Today I think the same but I also think the effect fits seldom – especially in landscape photography. The reason is that he don´t catch the special moment but I like it here.
Hope you like it too 🙂

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