Nature’s canvas. Striking patterns seen on a winter afternoon coasting over Héraðsflói and Héraðssandur. Héraðsflói is a wide bay (flói = bay, in Icelandic) with turquoise green waters abutting the mountains of Borgarfjörður Eystri in northeast Iceland. Tómas Kárason, captain of a fishing boat in Neskaupstaður, flew me in his Cessna 172. We took off […]
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Green volcanic cone. Mælifell is the crown jewel of Mælifellssandur, the black volcanic desert adjoining the northern fringe of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Given the right conditions, this landscape in the southcentral Highlands of Iceland looks and feels unearthly. The following photo essay features compositions framed on the ground, from a Cessna aircraft, and by a […]
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 – […]
Vespertine pleasures. Scattered across the vast terrain of Death Valley National Park in California are several fields of sand dunes. The Ibex Dunes in the park’s southeast corner are set against the backdrop of the picturesque Saddle Peak Hills. This rather remote address sees relatively few visitors.