• The Giants Causeway Coast

    Image ID
    FOT615343
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    11.0 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    3240 x 4840 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    274 x 410 mm
    10.8 x 16.1 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Giants causeway Antrim Northern Ireland cliffs cliff path world heritage site rocks columns stones place to visit National Trust hexagonal volcanic activity polygonal columns
    Description
    The Giant's Causeway, renowned for its polygonal columns of layered basalt, is the only World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland. Resulting from a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago, this is the focal point of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has attracted visitors for centuries. It harbours a wealth of local and natural history. The formation of the Giant's Causeway was due to intense volcanic activity. Lava welling up through fissures in the chalk bed formed a "lava plateau". Three periods of volcanic activity gave rise to the Lower, Middle and Upper Basalts, and it's the Middle Basalt rock which forms the famous amphitheatres of hexagonal columns in the Causeway.
    Uploader
    Dave Hudspeth
    Contributor
    Dave Hudspeth
    Date Taken
    2009-09-02
    Uploaded on
    2009-09-03
    Collection
    Northern Ireland
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Point of view
    Eye level
    People
    Without people
    Dominant colour
    #204070