Peaceful reflects best the atmosphere on this clear January morning at the Vatnajökull Glacier Lagoon in Iceland when the sunrise turned the peak of Hvannadalshnúkur – the highst mountain in Iceland (2’110 m) – into pink!
It is a really special place there in the southeast of Iceland. The Vestrahorn a 8-11 million years old mountain rises up good 450 meter out of the sea over a black lava sand beach. Continue reading “Vestrahorn – a mystic place in Iceland”
Caves, cracks and tunnels offer a look inside the biggest glacier in Europe – the Vatnajökull Glacier located in the southeast of Iceland. All pictures have been taken at the Breiðamerkurjökull outlet glacier, one of the tongues of Vatnajökull.Continue reading “Inside Europe’s biggest Glacier – Inside Vatnajökull”
The “Diamond Beach” at the glacier lagoon Jökulsarlon in the south of Iceland is the perfect spot to look for the Icelandic version of diamonds! Clear ice fresh from the glacier washed up on a black lava sand beach!Continue reading “Diamonds from Iceland”
The Black Diamond ice cave is located at the Breidamerkurjökull in Iceland. Due to ash encapsulated in the ice the cave looks black. But when the sunlight shines right into the cave (e.g. early February at around 10 am) it lights up in golden and blue.Continue reading “Black Diamond Ice Cave”
Iceland in winter is blue magic! Here I’m sharing shots from two glaciers in the south of Iceland. They carry blue ice! It’s blue because the compression in the glacier squeezed out any air bubbles and in this circumstance light of long wavelength like red, orange and yellow is absorbed by the ice while light of shorter wavelength such as blue or green remains.Continue reading “Blue Magic”
I’d like to start my blog addressing a question I received many times: How did you take this photo? So here is the answer: Essentially it’s a long exposure shot which makes moving water turn into mist.Continue reading “Behind the Shot – Long Exposure”