This Rock Sculpture in Iceland Attracts Visitors to the Island

By: Christopher Magsambol - Oct 27, 2015
References: demilked & boredpanda
This stunning sculpture in Iceland depicts the face of an elephant drinking straight from the Atlantic Ocean. The drinking elephant rises at the edge of Heimaey island and forms a cliff. The name of the island is translated into 'Home Island,' and once was had 4,500 inhabitants. A volcano on Eldfell island erupted in 1973, which sadly wiped away a large chunk of the population.

An ambitious project was undertaken which saw locals attempt to cool the lava down with sea water saved within the harbor. The unique effects of the lava and its interaction with the Atlantic Ocean helped form the rugged texture and shapes of this elephant sculpture in Iceland. The unique feature has sparked the interest of many tourists who can now visit the island. Apart from the elephant, the island features golf courses and an airport.