Waves break on the Limestone Pavement at Elgol, Isle of Skye
The violet-hued Black Cuillin from the Limestone pavement at Port Elgol, Isle of Skye. The prominent Gabbro peaks are Gars-bheinn at far left, Sgurr na Stri right of centre and Marsco in the right distance, which marks the start of the Granite mountains referred to as the Red Cuillin.
Waves are breaking onto the Limestone pavement which dips into and under the sea in the direction of the Cuillin, looking like a natural landing stage.
Limestone is rare on the island, occurring only in a band from Broadford to Elgol via Strath Suardal. At Torrin, the Limestone was altered by metamorphism caused by the later intrusion of plutonic Granite into the famous Skye Marble.
Date taken: 17 June 2016