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 drone. A short video clip is also attached.
Mælifell is pronounced My-li-fetl.
I am constantly amazed by Iceland and doubly impressed with your photography and videography. I only wished that your video was much, much longer. Nicely done!
Thank you, Bob. In Iceland, the window to get footage in conditions best suited for photography/videography tends to be small. Unless it is a relatively rare bright, sunny and still day when it is not as interesting (for making photographs, I mean). The elements – wind, gusts, rain, fog – are always round the corner. By the time I got the drone up the wind had picked up and then it started to gust. So I had to quickly wrap up my session. A day earlier we could barely see Mælifell since the entire desert was enveloped in fog.