The majestic HvĂ­tserkur Sea Stack by Mo Moghaddas
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The majestic HvĂ­tserkur Sea Stack

May 15, 2020

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.

The legend goes that HvĂ­tserkur is a petrified troll. The troll lived in Strandir in the Wesfjords and wanted to tear down the bells at Ăžingeyraklaustur convent. The Icelandic trolls are not Christian and don't like the sound or sight of churches or church-bells.
Fortunately, the troll got caught by the first rays of the sun and, as we all know, then trolls turn into stone by daylight ;)
Caption source: Wikipedia and @guidetoiceland

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Gregory Thanos's picture

great work!