Strangely, sea water pierced a hole to create a rhinoceros-shaped rock that was drinking seawater
Driving along the Vatnsnes peninsula in northwest Iceland, you will see a giant monolithic rock with a cliff about 15m high jutting straight out into the sea. It is a rock with the name of Hvitserkur with a unique shape.
The natural structure standing in the middle of the ocean has stimulated the imagination of many people. Some say it looks like a giant dinosaur, others like a cow or a rhinoceros drinking water in the sea.
Under the erosion of sea water has “punched” holes in the rock, creating a “unique” shape. In the early morning or sunset, when the rock blocks reflect on the water, this moment is very impressive attracting tourists and photographers to take pictures.
Hvitserkur is a beautiful rock formation that has been nested by many sea birds such as seagulls and albatrosses for centuries. A “storage” of many types of birds is deposited on the cliff, “whitewashed” everywhere, making the rock even more special. In Icelandic, “Hvíserkur” means “white shirt”.
The cliffs are mainly basalt, formed by volcanic eruptions, experts said. Due to the never-ending strong “attack” of sea water, the rock mass is increasingly eroded. The landscape around Hvitserkur is also very impressive with clear blue sea and black sand beach, not far away are snow-capped peaks.
A note when coming here is that, if visitors come during the breeding season of terns around June and July every year, they should wear red hats. Although this bird is not large, it is very aggressive when it comes to defending its sovereignty.
They will rush at the visitor’s head with lightning speed. Even in many cases, an unforgettable memory is left with a scar on the head. And if they wear red hats, they usually just hover around.
Today, this huge stone block is in danger of being “erased”. To prevent future collapse, locals reinforced its foundation with concrete.
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