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North Uist: Ice Age Remains by Kasia-D

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Lenticularis clouds over the rocky, barren landscape formed by ice-age glaciers.

The Outer Hebridean chain is fascinating for geologists as the Precambrian rock – Lewisian Complex – is the oldest in the UK, dating back up to 2.6 billion years.

The tide was out to reveal this typical coastal landscape with a carpet of pink sea thrift flowers (Armeria maritima) which live in the salty marshy land along the coast and are often covered by sea water at high tide.

Location: Carinish, North Uist (Cairinis, Uibhist a Tuath), Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK.
Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200mm. Captured in RAW.

Featured in Highlands and Islands Photographers, Volcanoes, Earth’s Geology and Atmosphere


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Born in Scotland, at home in Europe, I am a passionate semi-professional photographer with eclectic tastes who loves to travel and capture images of our beautiful world. Check out my gallery or contact me directly for contract work or customization.
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  • designingjudy
    designingjudy8 months ago

    beautiful -love the clarity and rich colors!

  • Judy, thank you. It was amazing standing there surrounded by those pink flowers.

    – Kasia-D

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalf8 months ago

    Another stunner and great info.

  • Colin, thank you! Nice to do a bit of marketing for my favourite places:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalyn8 months ago

    magic work !

  • Grazie mille!! Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • canonman99
    canonman998 months ago

    nice foreground for perspective

  • Thank you! The rocks were in the right place at the right time:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • Toni McPherson
    Toni McPherson8 months ago

    Just beautiful well done

  • Thank you so much, Toni! The rock was quite magnificent and it was incredible standing there surrounded by the pink flowers too:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • dgscotland
    dgscotland8 months ago

    Congrats on being the first image accepted in 2014 girl :-)

  • Haha. That was a coincidence as I was updating the description!

    – Kasia-D

  • Noel Elliot
    Noel Elliot8 months ago

    Very nice indeed Kasia

  • Noel, thank you so much for your positive support!

    – Kasia-D

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brown8 months ago

    I’m LICHEN your work Kasia :o) xx

  • Ta muchly, Mr. B:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep7 months ago

    Very beautiful shot!

  • Wow, Gena, thank you so much for this and all the other comments and faves today!! A lovely compliment that you like them so much. Kind regards, Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrenton7 months ago

    February 3,2014 Wonderful capture.

  • Ann, thank you very much for this feature and honour! Kasia

    – Kasia-D

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