Hearts in Nature: Spitzbergen’s Lake at Borebukta

April 22, 2009 at 9:49 am Leave a comment

Norway’s Spitzbergen island, located in the Artic, is home to the Global Seed Vault. It is now also home to a Heart in Nature at Borebukta. Melting glaciers created a heart-like hole in the ground which has filled with water, resulting a heart-shaped lake.

You can read more about the lake and see a copyrighted photo by Bruno Mazodier in Fiona Macrae’s article The Lake That Cupid Made. (Hat Tip, Matt C)

If you would like to see more photos of the island, the Library of Congress PhotoStream has a collection of Spitzbergen shots from 1890 – 1900. For a more contemporary look at the area, Flickr user golden_road has a stunning set from July 2007.

Entry filed under: Hearts in Nature.

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