Photo by Berit Watkin. Used under CC license 2.0

The Azure Window rock formation, familiar to photographers and Game of Thrones fans, collapsed into the sea in gale force winds early Wednesday.

Authorities say that the collapse was unavoidable, and no man-made intervention could have saved it. Part of the stack supporting the formation's 'bridge' collapsed in 2012, and in 2016 officials imposed a fine for walking on the arch.

The loss of the rock formation is being mourned today by both locals and visitors who had photographed it in the past.

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