Gulf of Corinth

January 08, 2019

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Photographer: Bazil Van Sinner 
Summary Author: Bazil Van Sinner 

Featured above is the Gulf of Corinth an embayment in the Ionian Sea that divides the Greek mainland from Peloponnese. It was formed approximately 1.5 million years ago as a tectonic rift expanded as a result of the westward movement of the Anatolian Tectonic Plate, currently moving some 0.4 in (10 mm) per year.

The Rio-Antirrio Bridge (at center), which opened in 2004, spans this gulf near its narrowest point. Note that this bridge, officially called the Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge, is one of the world's longest multi-span, cable-stayed bridges and the longest of the fully suspended type bridges. Photo taken on August 4, 2018.

Photo Details: Camera: NIKON D5200; Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic 7.0 (Windows); Exposure Time: 0.0010s (1/1000); Aperture: ƒ/5.6; ISO equivalent: 100; Focal Length (35mm): 40.