Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park
June 22, 2014
Marine erosion contributes to some very dramatic outcrops along the southern Atlantic coast of Portugal, such as the flat topped formation shown above. The folding of the exposed Carboniferous rocks (often schists) in the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park occurred during the Hercynian orogeny. This scenic, steeply-cut coast is one of the best preserved in Europe. Photo taken on June 25, 2011.
Photo details: Camera Model: NIKON D200; Lens: AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED; Focal Length: 22mm (35mm equivalent: 33mm); Aperture: f/8.0; Exposure Time: 1/200; ISO equiv: 200; Software: Adobe Photoshop CC (Macintosh).