Folded Rocks in North-Central Greece

January 31, 2017


Photographer: Stavros Hios
Summary Authors: Stavros Hios; Jim Foster

Shown above is a beautiful view of the rock formations near the Observatory of Zygogianneika in north-central Greece. Lake Plastiras and the Plain of Thessaly are at right. The deeply folded, limestone outcrop in the foreground is likely a result of compressional stresses that occurred in this region during mountain building periods (Alpine orogeny) -- when the Eurasian and African plates collided. Photo taken on December 28, 2016

Photo Details: Panorama of 19 photos; NIKON D7000 camera; ISO  160; FL 18 mm; F/7.1; 1/250 sec. exposure.