Hanko: Stormy Sea with Rocks

Hanko: Stormy Sea with Rocks

View to the open sea on a windy, almost stormy day. Hanko is basically a peninsular. This photo was taken on the west coast of the Hanko peninsular.

A Rock by the Sea

A Rock by the Sea

A rock by the sea near Tammisaari / Ekenäs. Why i took this picture? The rock has a few details that i found quite fascinating. First you can see how the rock was basically formed or even folded. In the middle of the picture you can see such a fold. And then there are the scratches the glaciers applied to the rock when they moved south. You can see such scratches or sanding marks on rocks literally everywhere across Finland.

Well – and in the background you can see sun setting and the Baltic Sea – which is always a nice photo opportunity. And there is even a small beach, which is rather rare in Finland.

 

Glacial Bedrock with Scratches and Fold

Glacial Bedrock with Scratches and Fold

Here’s a closeup of a glacial bedrock with its scratches and the fold near Tammisaari, Finland. The straight scratches were formed by rock fragments being dragged across the finish landscape by glaciers.