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Berlengas Elephant | Portugal

The Berlengas Islands are located about 10 kilometers from Peniche in the Oeste region of Portugal. However, even though the entire archipelago consists of 3 islands and a total of about 985 hectares, sightseeing is only possible on Grande Berlenga. Grande Berlenga is 1.5 kilometers long and 0.8 kilometers wide. Due to such a small area, the allowed number of tourists on the island is 350 per day. The other two islets of Estelas and Farilhões-Forcados are only accessible to scientists studying the flora and birds of the Berlengas archipelago.

We spotted this "elephant" on our way back from Berlengas Island to Peniche, Portugal. Although we were traveling by speedboat at a dizzying pace (almost flying over the waves of the Atlantic) the captain of the boat slowed down at this rock formation and allowed us to capture the Berlengas Elephant at sunset.

34mm · f/16.0 · 1/640s · ISO 640
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