An extraordinary evening with Her Majesty. No mountain in Iceland inspires as much awe and affection as Herðubreið (“broad shouldered”), set in the desolate expanse of the Ódáðahraun (“Lava of Evil Deeds”) lava field in the northern Highlands. The table mountain (1682 m) took shape in a subglacial eruption around 20,000 years ago. To the […]
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Cheeky little fellow. We came across this Arctic Fox pup a couple of weeks ago in Möðrudalur in the north Highlands of Iceland. At 469 metres, it is the highest farm in the country. Although blessed with stark beauty, this is a harsh environment burdened by unforgiving winter weather. The future is not too bright […]
Volcanic crater. Rauðaskál (lit. Red Bowl) is part of the Hekla volcanic system in the south-central Highlands of Iceland. The winds were so ferocious on the top of the crater that a few gusts threatened to toss me off the ground. To obtain an usable photograph I had to be physically shielded and anchored down […]
Photolithography in Nature. Glacial river geometry of the Icelandic Highlands photographed from the air. The sun was out intermittently creating transient moments of these stark patterns from my vantage point in the aircraft. Note that the first two images below are not black and white conversions.