Crater lake.

Taken from a Cessna 207 in the Veiðivötn area, central Highlands of Iceland. The glacial plain of the Tungnaá river is seen at the bottom of the frame.

Skyggnisvatn near Veiðivötn, Iceland Highlands

5D Mark III, 24-105L

  • Jon - April 11, 2017 - 10:13 pm

    How do you get such sharpness taken from a moving airplane. It is stunning.ReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - April 21, 2017 - 11:00 am

      Jon – a very high shutter speed is needed to combat the aircraft vibrations.ReplyCancel

  • Mervyn - March 21, 2017 - 8:21 pm

    Looks more like a drawing than a picture. Nature astounds at every corner. Nicely captured, Rajan.ReplyCancel

  • Premanand Lotlikar - March 20, 2017 - 4:24 pm

    That blue! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

Faces of Goa.

She’s named after the Aabolem flower (Crossandra infundibuliformis), dear to Goans.

Abolem Velip in Cajumol near Agonda, Canacona, Goa

5DS, 100-400L IS II

Abolem Velip of Cajumol near Agonda, Canacona, Goa

Aabolem Velip, cowherdess in Agonda, Canacona
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II


An ongoing series.

All the posts on this theme are collected here.

Hvestudalur in Arnarfjörður, Iceland

Hringsdalsnúpur on Arnarfjörður
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

Pylons in Reykjaheiði, Iceland

March of the pylons, Reykjaheiði
5D Mark III, 100-400L IS II

Belt of Venus over Höfn, Iceland

Belt of Venus, Höfn
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

Tálknafjörður, Iceland

Mountains, Tálknafjörður
5D Mark III, 100-400L IS II


At the glacier’s edge.

Jökulheimar lies on the western boundary of the mighty Vatnajökull glacier. Its glacial tongue Tungnaárjökull is the source of Tungnaá, one of Iceland‘s iconic rivers.

Getting to Jökulheimar entails a long drive traversing a black volcanic desert in the south-central Highlands. We set out on a day of extreme weather – howling wind, rain, and cold – but Börkur and his superjeep were not to be deterred. These conditions do not permit tripod-based photography, but they reward us with atmospherics and isolation not frequently encountered.

Jökulheimar, Iceland

5DS, 100-400L IS II

Jökulheimar, Tungnaá, Vatnajökull, Iceland

Vatnajökull and Tungnaá
5DS, 100-400L IS II

Volcanic desert on Jökulheimaleið, Iceland

Black volcanic desert on Jökulheimaleið
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

  • Börkur Hrólfsson - February 20, 2017 - 5:49 am

    Haha, one of the windiest days I´ve gone into the highlands. And the only time I´ve been there without seeing another human being for a whole day, except of course my friend and photographer Rajan Parrikar.
    We were totally alone in the highlands this day.
    Totally worth going out, when everybody else stayed inside.ReplyCancel