Homage to the Queen. Aerial views of Herðubreið as we circled around it. The first installment is here.
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Looking down on the Queen. Herðubreið (“broad shouldered”), Queen of the Icelandic Mountains, is set in the expanse of the Ódáðahraun (“Lava of Evil Deeds”) lava field in the northern Highlands. The table mountain took shape in a subglacial eruption around 20,000 years ago. The desolate Ódáðahraun terrain truly feels like an alien world. It […]
Nature’s gravers at play. Cracked mud in the Mojave Desert of California and Nevada. A note on crack formation: …When two growing cracks meet, one or both may stop. If a growing crack encounters a preexisting crack, it stops, but it may curve just a bit before the encounter. The […]