Hear the rumble of a stone elephant in the distance! The rock in question is not Elephant Rock; it is simply Elephant Rock. This basalt cliff rises from the shore of Heimaey island, which is located in southern Iceland. The trunk of an elephant or a mammoth appears to be dipping into the Atlantic Ocean in this image.
The island’s name, literally translates to “Home Island.” It is home to 4,500 people and is afflicted by a volcanic eruption. Although the town was completely destroyed by Eldfell’s eruption in 1973, the port was saved thanks to an elaborate effort to cool the lava flow with seawater. Heimaey is the only inhabited-island in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago, which is located in the northwestern part of Iceland.
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