Tucked away in Iceland is an elephant that closely guards an island (off of its southwest corner) called Heimaey.
This elephant shares the island, the “largest in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago at 4 nautical miles,” with an estimated 4500 locals. A migratory population of 8 million puffins visits every summer, as well as a cruise ship every now and then.
And what an amazing sight it is. For the heart of this island beats not in the traditional sense (at least for those on the outside looking in) but in the image of a colossal elephant, its wrinkled trunk jutting out into the sea.
Upon closer inspection one can see its full beauty around its cragged edges. For this rock formation casts a mighty shadow upon this enchanted island. (Luckily the elephant wasn’t shattered when a 1973 eruption from Eldfell, a nearby volcano, “destroyed half of the town”.)
And as natural wonders go, you can’t get any better than the doppelganger of an elephant! Now, how cool is that?