Photographer's Note

I chose this one as my first upload from my recent trip to Santorini as this shows so well the nature of this small group of islands. Santorini is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic eruption about 3600 years ago created the current caldera. A giant central, rectangular lagoon, is surrounded by 300 m high, steep cliffs on three sides. This shot was taken on Nea Kameni, a volcano island which has grown during last 300 years on a series of eruptions. The last eruption happened in 1950.
Towns of Imerovigli and Fira are visible on the edge of cliffs. That cruise ship is Mein Schiff 1, a ship of TUI Cruices, launched in 1995.

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Additional Photos by Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4550 W: 62 N: 7934] (45046)
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