Sognefjord

April 20, 2011

Lustrafjord (2) 
Photographer: Julia Semprich
Summary Author: Julia Semprich

April 2011 Earth Science Picture of the Day Viewer's Choice

The photo above shows steep, snow-fringed mountains mirrored in the Lustrafjord, the innermost arm of the Sognefjord, which is the longest (127 mi or 205 km when measured to the head of its longest branch) and deepest (4,291 ft or 1,308 m) fjord in Norway. Like all fjords, this renowned Norwegian landmark was formed when valley glaciers gouged out bedrock during the last ice age. The resulting deeply cut, U-shaped valleys were filled with seawater when the glaciers retreated. Urnes Stave Church, listed as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, is found along the Lustrafjord. Photo taken on May 21. 2008.

Photo details: Camera Maker: Canon; Camera Model: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL; Focal Length: 18.0mm; Aperture: f/9.0; Exposure Time: 0.0050 s (1/200); ISO equiv: 400; Exposure Bias: none; Metering Mode: Matrix; Exposure: program (Auto); White Balance: Auto; Flash Fired: No (enforced); Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB.