Giants Causeway detail

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M uba. on April 23, 2007

The Giants Causeway is one of the most famous landmark features in the UK. The hexagonal basalt columns formed from the rapid cooling of lava from an ancient volcano. The formation continues below the sea and reappears on the Isle of Staffa (Scotland) at Fingal's Cave. Here you can see that the columns are not actually hexangonal, but are actually irregular.

Nawitka on September 17, 2007

Thank you for posting this. We sailed past Staffa once but the weather was not suitable for getting in close. I have always wanted to see those amazing basalt columns up close!

►Berat Qevî Endam on June 26, 2010

realy wonderful column basalts



Greetings From Iran


brian gillman on February 9, 2012

Great shot, Muba! Probably the most imaginative take I've seen of this famous beauty spot. Y*.

Best wishes, Brian.

M uba. on February 10, 2012

Thanks for the complements Brian. They are much appreciated. The Giants Causeway is well worth the visit. More impressive than a photo can show.

krzymat10 on April 5, 2013

Big Like

Greetings from Poland

M uba. on April 6, 2013

Thank you krzymat

All the best from Wales

Андрій Гураль on January 7, 2014

це базальт? ..

M uba. on January 8, 2014

да, базальт. Спасибі Вам за відвідування мою галерею

M uba. on January 8, 2014

Ці колони були використані з альбому рукав для Led Zeppelin Будинки Святий

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