Sea stacks on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
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Info. Sea stacks on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
The Isle of Lewis is part of the Outer Hebrides island chain off the west coast of mainland Scotland. Here, rock formations including spiky sea stacks, sea arches and huge cliffs have been created over millions of years. These islands have been sculpted by volcanic heat, ice, wind and the constant pounding of the sea. This scene can be found near Mangersta Beach, where steep pink granite sea stacks rise out of the crashing waves and line up for the perfect photograph. Huge waves crash into the rocks, crushing shells into a finely-ground white sand, while sea eagles, gannets and fulmars fly overhead.