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Bergen Fjords


Bergen Fjords
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Copyright: Sezai Sahmay (Sahmay) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 41] (569)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-19
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm 1:3.5-4.5G ED DX
Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-22 13:40
Viewed: 5137
Points: 2
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Sognefjord

Geologically, a fjord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides, created in a valley carved by glacial activity.
Fjords are formed when a glacier cuts a U-shaped valley by abrasion of the surrounding bedrock. Many such valleys were formed during the recent ice age. Glacial melting is accompanied by rebound of Earth's crust as the ice load and eroded sediment is removed (also called isostasy or glacial rebound). In some cases this rebound is faster than sea level rise. Most fjords are deeper than the adjacent sea; Sognefjord, Norway, reaches as much as 1,300 m (4,265 ft) below sea level. Fjords generally have a sill or rise at their mouth caused by the previous glacier's terminal moraine, in many cases causing extreme currents and large saltwater rapids. Saltstraumen in Norway is often described as the worlds strongest tidal current. These characteristics distinguish fjords from rias (e.g. the Bay of Kotor), which are drowned valleys flooded by the rising sea.

Ref:Wikipedia

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beautiful panorama.

Hello Sezai! Wonderful vertical composition, amazing landscape. Good perspective and capture. Original frame. Well done!

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