Frost Cracked Rock - Svalbard - 3
This is quite a common sight, 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.
Photo; © Paul Ward - These are pictures from a cruise around Svalbard inside the Arctic Circle in high summer.