Tag: iceland

Jan 2, 2014

Apparently Iceland is One Giant Abstract Painting

Apparently Iceland is One Giant Abstract Painting

Andre Ermolaev is a photographer from Moscow, Russia (featured previously). In an ongoing series of aerial photos, Andre captures Iceland’s incredible landscape like you’ve never seen. Many of his images focus on capturing glacial rivers flowing through Iceland’s volcanic areas and the patterns and colours that emerge from the resulting flow. As Andre describes…

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Dec 3, 2013

Picture of the Day: Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

Picture of the Day: Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

SELJALANDSFOSS, ICELAND Photograph by Howard Ignatius Seljalandsfoss is located between Selfoss and Skogafoss on the Southern Ring Road (Iceland’s main highway) down to Vik. The picturesque waterfall plummets 60 m (200 ft) to a deep pool below. Visitors can even hike around the pool to the back of the falls for a…

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Jun 10, 2013

Picture of the Day: Black Fall, Iceland

Picture of the Day: Black Fall, Iceland

BLACK FALL, ICELAND Photograph by Jon Óskar Hauksson Svartifoss (Black Fall) is a waterfall in Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland and is one of the park’s most popular sights. Svartifoss is surrounded by dark lava columns, which gave rise to its name. Other well-known columnar jointing formations are seen at the Giant’s…

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Jun 4, 2013

Photo Tour of Iceland in Black and White

Photo Tour of Iceland in Black and White

Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, Peter Zéglis is a self-taught photographer and Civil Infrastructure Engineer with a background in graphic design and classical arts. In a fantastic photo series posted to Behance entitled island I, Zeglis takes us on a black and white photo tour of Iceland using his analog medium format camera. On his…

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Apr 24, 2013

Picture of the Day: Northern Paradise

Picture of the Day: Northern Paradise

NORTHERN PARADISE Photograph by STEPHANE VETTER | nuitsacrees.fr In this breathtaking photograph we see a stunning aurora over an icy Gullfoss waterfalls in southwest Iceland. The photograph was taken in late March. The auroras followed a M-1 class solar flare and powerful coronal mass ejection (CME) two days prior. Also visible is…

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Nov 6, 2012

12 Reasons Why Jon Gnarr is the World’s Most Interesting Mayor

12 Reasons Why Jon Gnarr is the World’s Most Interesting Mayor

Photograph by Aleksandar Radulovic Jon Gnarr (born January 2, 1967) is the current mayor of Iceland’s biggest city, Reykjavik. It’s the northernmost capital in the world and the heart of Iceland’s economic and governmental activity. Here are 12 reasons why Gnarr is the most interesting mayor in the world: 1. He founded…

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Oct 9, 2012

Aerial Photos of Iceland That Look Like Abstract Paintings

Aerial Photos of Iceland That Look Like Abstract Paintings

Andre Ermolaev is a Russian photographer who takes incredible aerial and landscape photographs. In his series entitled Iceland. River., Andre shows us the beautiful environment of Iceland from above. The rivers and streams shown, which are carrying sediment from volcanoes and glaciers give the photos the incredible colours and textures. The photographs could easily…

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Jun 18, 2012

The Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa in Iceland

The Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa in Iceland

Located a mere 40 minute drive from the Reykjavik city center, the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa is one of Iceland’s most visited sites with more than 400,000 visitors annually. It was recently voted ‘the best medical spa worldwide’ by Conde Nast Traveller and recognized as one of National Geographic’s 25 ‘wonders of the…

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Apr 10, 2012

Picture of the Day: Extraordinary Ice Cave in Iceland

Picture of the Day: Extraordinary Ice Cave in Iceland

EXTRAORDINARY ICE CAVE IN ICELAND Photograph by SHY COHEN This extraordinary image by Shy Cohen was EarthShots.org’s photo of the day for February 16, 2012. It’s one of the many ice caves in Iceland and a nature photographer’s dream. Shy captured the scene with a Canon 7D (10-22). He also emphasizes the…

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May 2, 2011

Picture of the Day: ‘Crystal’ Ice Cave in Iceland

Picture of the Day: ‘Crystal’ Ice Cave in Iceland

‘CRYSTAL’ ICE CAVE IN SKAFTAFELL, ICELAND Photograph via Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson Photographer’s Description: Some of the magic beauty of glacier ice lies under its outer surface. One either needs to strip the surface layer or go underneath it to see its real beauty. The centuries old ice coming down the slopes of…

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