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P number: P002765
Old photograph number: D01648
Caption: The Drongs and Isle of Niddister seen from coast of Oris Field, Hillswick peninsula, Shetland Isles. A close-up view of the sea stacks of granite of the Northmaven Plutonic Complex.
Description: The Drongs and Isle of Niddister seen from coast of Oris Field, Hillswick peninsula, Shetland Isles. A close-up view of the sea stacks of granite of the Northmaven Plutonic Complex. The rise in sea-level since the last major glaciation is responsible for the drowned landscape topography of Shetland. The submergence of the land coupled with the frequent strong winds has been responsible for the rapid marine erosion along the exposed coasts which has produced impressive cliffs with a range of features including the sea stacks of the Drongs.
Date taken: 01/01/1973
Photographer: Pulsford, J.M.
Copyright statement: NERC
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 427000
Y latitude/northing: 1175600
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 227.83 KB; 1000 x 797 pixels; 85 x 67 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 211 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, marine/ Coastal scenery, general views, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, marine/ Stacks, Geoscience subjects/ Rocks, igneous/ Granite  

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