Natural rock formation resembles an elephant drinking from the ocean

Natural areas may resemble animals in the wild; one of these unusual locations is off the coast of Iceland.

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A rock formation on Heimaey Island appears to be a colossal elephant drinking from the Atlantic Ocean from certain angles.

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Two main factors contribute to this playful illusion. First, the “wrinkles” on the cliff mimic an elephant’s skin – this distinctive texture was formed by basalt rock, a material that results from the rapid cooling of thick lava.

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Along with the indentations that look like an eye and a giant, floppy ear, it’s almost as if this is an elephant lurking in plain sight.

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Many visitors to Heimaey have found the comparison striking. Check out some of their materials below and even more on Flickr.

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