Corno Grande (Big Horn) - Gran Sasso, Italy
In the Middle of the Apennines lays the Gran Sasso Mountain.
since Mesozoic rifting stage sevarl compressional and extensional events occured leading to the subduction of the African plate beneath Eurasia and driving the Apeninne orogeny. The result of this rising generated the appenine mountain chain which summit is visible in this photo during a fleeble pinkish sunset that enlight the summit of mountain.
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Submitted on 08 February 2018
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Credit: Alessandro Righetti (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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