Photographer's Note

The geology of the Trotternish Ridge on the Isle of Skye is absolutely fascinating. The dramatic landscapes seen today was created by the longest and most spectacular landslip in Britain. The landslip is caused by lava flows from the Paleogene Age, between the age of the dinosaurs and the last Ice Age, falling away from the weaker Jurassic sediments beneath.

The landslip effect has left us with unique landscapes like the Sanctuary and the Quirang that contain extraordinary rock formations and pinnacles including The Old Man of Storr which is believed to be the remains of an ancient volcanic plug. The rocks we see today are a result of these rocks then being eroded by the weather.

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Additional Photos by Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 429 W: 2 N: 2153] (13048)
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