Djupalonssandur Beach Iceland
Djupalonssandur Beach on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula of Iceland at sunset in autumn. Kerling, the volcanic basalt rock sea stack which has the perfect outline of a humanoid face on the upper left side of it, which is looking to the left in this image, is believed in Icelandic folklore to have been a female troll who was turned to stone by the sun when she did not return to shade by the time of sunrise. Waves crash ashore, blurred slightly by the effect of this long exposure image, as they move over the other volcanic rocks along the coast. The motion of the waves creates a unique sound that this beach is famous for as they move through its singing rocks, who make a harmonious chorus of sound when all of their polished forms crash together as the water rushes through them and recedes with each wave. Shore birds including northern fulmar rest atop the sea stacks and all is cacophonously at peace.
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