Old Man of Hoy, Orkney Islands

Old Man of Hoy, Orkney Islands

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Credit: SIMON FRASER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Old Man of Hoy sea stack. This pillar of rock formed when it became isolated from the headland by erosion. It is composed of Old Red Sandstone (Devonian) and rests on a base of basalt. Photographed in the Orkney Islands, Scotland.

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Keywords: britain, british, coast, coastal erosion, coastlines, devonian, eroded, erosion, geological, geology, hoy, island, isolated, old man of hoy, old red sandstone, orkney islands, physical geography, pillar, rock, scotland, sea stack, st john's head, uk, united kingdom

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