Earth on boil. At the base of the mountain Námafjall in north Iceland is one of the most infernal sights on the planet: a smorgasbord of fumaroles, solfataras, boiling mud pools, slopes of red clay, colourful patches of mineral deposits and geometry in clay. The Earth here is literally seething and to add to the […]
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Enchanting. Run-off water from the Bjarnarflag Geothermal Power Station in north Iceland accumulates in a pool of iridescent blue. The right conditions can lend an otherworldly look to the scene, such as when a snowstorm obscures the surrounds of the pool (first image below).
These are photographs from the volcanic region of Mývatn in northern Iceland. In the first image, the peaks of Námafjall are circumscribed by a section of the Ring Road. Steam is seen rising from vents in the earth in this highly active geothermal area. One evening around sundown we stumbled into a dreamscape […]