The Prison, Quiraing, Isle of Skye, with windswept Rowan tree
View north across 'The Prison' and the pinnacled cliffs of the spectacular Quiraing on the Trotternish Ridge.
The Trotternish Ridge is an extensive inclined Olivine-Dolerite sill contorted into magical shapes - especially here at Quiraing - by some spectacular ancient landslips caused by the softer underlying Sandstone failing and large blocks of the heavier Dolerite lava slipping downhill toward the east coast.
In this image, soil creep associated with the contuining landslips can be seen. In the foreground is a wonderfully sculptural windswept Rowan tree
Date taken: 17 June 2016.