Photo of the Day

December 19, 2016

Rising From Water

Just off the coast of Downpatrick Head, near Ballycastle, Ireland, this stack of exposed rock rises from the sea. The rock formation, called Dun Briste, is around 350 million years old. The name means “broken fort,” and the reasoning is easy to understand: “The stack is crowned by an old, ruined fort,” explains Your Shot photographer Ryszard Lomnicki, who made this image using a long exposure. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by RX70 Ryszard Lomnicki, National Geographic Your Shot
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