Photographer's Note

Floating lonely about 5km off the southern coast of Malta, lies Filfla. This island once formed part of the mainland, but a geological fault brought it to it's present island form. Filfla has a surface area of 2.5 hectares, nearly 800 metres in circumference. The 60m high cliffs end up at the top, forming a sort of plateau. The honey-combed rocks of its coastline blend with the startification of the grey cliffs. Over the past two hundred years, the island has undergone a lot of changes in its contours, mainly due to continuous bombing. For over two hundred years, the Turks, French, Dutch, British and American forces bombed the island. When seen from the air, the islet resembles an aircraft carrier, this made it ideal as an airborne bombing target. After several years of protests by Birdlife Malta, the Zurrieq Civic Council and other NGO's in the 1970's finally managed to stop the bombing.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: james cutajar (Cutajar) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 57 W: 9 N: 21] (285)
  • Genre: Miejsca
  • Medium: Kolorowe
  • Date Taken: 2007-08-17
  • Categories: Natura
  • Naświetlenie: f/3.0, 1/431 sekund
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  • Wersja zdjęcia: Oryginalna wersja
  • Date Submitted: 2008-01-11 6:00
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Points: 36
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