This is one of many crater lakes in the Azores, deep formations that fill up with rainwater.
The German meteorologist Alfred Wegener formulated the theory of plate tectonics starting in 1912. He claimed that the surface of the earth resembled the cracked shell on an egg with the fractured pieces drifting apart, that these comprised the continents. No one took him seriously, but they should have. In the International Geophysical Year (1957) many of the developed nations of the world carried out physical measurements. It was a British trawler dragging magnetic detectors that mapped out the Atlantic floor. It was discovered that the Atlantic displayed zebra-stripe like parallel stripes of different ages. The stripes closes to the rift were the newest. As the Atlantic ocean separated, the rift was created as new molten earth oozed upward and froze in place. The pieces in the magma were polarized in the direction of the earth's prevailing magnetic field. But the magnetic field of the earth meanders all in time, and sometimes even flips over. (Right now the magnetic north pole is somewhere in Northern Canada.) Islands are frequently created in these mid-ocean rifts. Madeira and the Azores are a product of such action. Resembling the surface of a boiling pot of soup, the land puckers, collapses, creates craters. The same mechanics explains the formation of young islands in the Pacific Ocean — New Zealand, Society Islands (including Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora...), Marquesas Islands, Hawaii.
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jemaflor (103027) 2017-02-19 23:34
Neighbor of the day on TE with photos of lakes ... but very different season and aspect ! Impressive crater well photographed from a perfect point of view, beautiful vegetation and trees around the lake.
papagolf21 (109124) 2017-02-20 0:33
Bonjour, cher ami Bulnet,
L'histoire et les explications données à ce cratère sont passionnantes.
De plus, le sujet est fort bien mis en valeur.
Merci pour cet enseignement.
lousat (97487) 2017-02-20 1:17
Hi Bulent,the choice of point of view is a winner,perfect to show us the crater in a completely way,so big and full of water in a very sharp capture despite the cloudy day,well done! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
snunney (106393) 2017-02-20 2:01
Excellent downwards point of view on the crater lake. The misty atmosphere engenders lovely soft natural tones. I like the contrasts in light and shadow between the near and far sides of the lake. Useful and informative note.
holmertz (59006) 2017-02-20 3:00
It's an amazing view of this lake, looking almost perfectly round and with the dense forest going all the way down the slopes to the water. The hazy light can't hide the eerie beauty of a place like this, and reading your note makes it more interesting.
PS Hawaii, that's where Donald Trump wasn't born, right? I know that for a fact. I heard it somewhere. ;-)
jhm (159863) 2017-02-20 5:40
I've with much attention reading your nota.
We have in Belgium a very well weather man, was the mentor of Steve Fosset the air ballon around the world, David Dehenauw.
You show us a nice nature picture with much green
Clarity and sharpness is perfect photographed.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice new week,
Sergiom (88141) 2017-02-20 6:09
On voit bien la forme du cratère et on constate que la végétation est belle autour et qu'elle a repris ses droits.J'aime beaucoup cette brume dans le haut.
ikeharel (78161) 2017-02-20 8:55
Amazing nature, Bulent.
Despite the rain and mist, managed a beautiful picture of the crater filled with water, perfect round shape, and lavish green surrounding.
Must be an intriguing hike and stride up there.
Fis2 (106222) 2017-02-20 10:09
A very nice view, beautiful crater lake.
I like POV and composition.
Fog add lavor to this picture.
Silvio1953 (152779) 2017-02-20 11:07
Ciao Bulent, fascinatimng misty composition with beautiful lake,great POV, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
PiotrF (22898) 2017-02-20 14:47
Interesting and unique place.
Great landscape with nice composition and misty atmosphere.
bukitgolfb301 (45107) 2017-02-20 16:25
Hi dear Bulent
Ya this is a typical Crater lake, isn't it? We have sveral ones in Japan. Some of them have emerald blue water inside. Thick morning fog and fresh green are so impressive.
All the best and have a good day! Takero
npecanhuk (78455) 2017-02-26 14:05
A very interesting spot, for sure!
I'd love to visit the portuguese islands some day!
Sharpness, management of light, colors, chosen pov and composition are all very good photo qualities that I really liked!
TFS - congrats,