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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Needles of Geirua

This photo was taken on June 5, 2017, in a Gueirua Beach, Cudillero; Spain. Gueirúa is a small cove of pebbles that contains approximately 120 meters in length, it also has a fluvial outlet. At its eastern end, a row of stone islets emerging from the Cantabrian Sea, are the remains of an ancient fractured point of quartz and slate. This area is called "La Forcada" and divides Gueirúa from the beach of "El Calabón", whose beach can be reached at low tide from Gueirúa.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Spain
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © César Llaneza Rodríguez