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Nella foto si vedono parzialmente le isole di Levanzo e Marettimo che, insieme a Favignana, sono le isole principali dell'arcipelago delle Egadi.
Il taglio e la prospettiva mi hanno fatto pensare alla testa di un caimano ed al volto di una Sfinge sdraiata sul mare.

Le isole Egadi (╠suli ╚gadi in siciliano) sono un arcipelago dell'Italia, in Sicilia.
L'arcipelago consta di tre isole principali e quattro minori, ed Ŕ posto a circa 7 km dalla costa occidentale della Sicilia, fra Marsala e Trapani, in provincia di Trapani.


In the picture you can see partially the islands of Levanzo and Marettimo which, along with Favignana, are the main islands of the archipelago of the Egadi. The cut and the prospect made ​​me think of an alligator head and face of a sphinx lying on the sea.
The Aegadian Islands (Sicilian: ╠suli ╚gadi, Italian: Isole Egadi; Latin: Aegates Insulae), are a group of small mountainous islands in the Mediterranean Sea off the northwest coast of Sicily, Italy, near the city of Trapani, with a total area of 14.46 square miles (37.45 km2).
Favignana (Aegusa), the largest, lies 10 miles (16 km) south west of Trapani; Levanzo (Phorbantia) 8 miles (13 km) west; while Marettimo, the ancient Iera Nesos, 15 miles (24 km) west of Trapani, is now reckoned as a part of the group. There are also two minor islands, Formica and Maraone, lying between Levanzo and Sicily. For administrative purposes the archipelago constitutes the comune of Favignana in the Province of Trapani.
The overall population in 1987 was estimated at about 5,000. Though winter frost is unknown, rainfall is low. The main occupation of the islanders is fishing and this is where the largest tuna fishery in Sicily can be found.

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