Fairy Chimneys in The Love Valley
The surrealistic geological formation of the Love Valley, nearby Goreme in Cappadocia is result of the natural forces during the intense volcanic activity.
The formation of the so-called "fairy chimneys" started during the third geological period, when three volcanoes located on the edges of this region began erupting frequently. The deposits of volcanoes ash, lava and basalt laid the foundations for today's landscape. Earthquakes and ongoing effects of erosion have contributed to form the valleys and the "fairy chimneys" that can be seen today.
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Submitted on 28 February 2014
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Credit: Alessandro Demarchi (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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