Frost Cracked Rock - Svalbard - 3

Svalbard / Spitsbergen pictures, travel in the Arctic

This is quite a common site, large areas of rock (people for scale) where one bit has split from the rest and then been pushed up by frost heave. The movement is really very considerable and the mass of rock very significant. It seems almost impossible that it could really happen like this, huge slow-acting and moving forces that work on different time-scales to that of human lives are responsible.

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