A December sunset.
The next installment of the Light in Iceland series.
Reykjanes peninsula in southwest Iceland is the gateway to Iceland for most visitors as Keflavík International Airport is located here. This is volcanically active ground that recently hosted two eruptions. Reykjanes lies directly on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at the interface of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates.
The sun lingers close to the southern horizon at this time of the year, and on clear days the snow-clad mountains and lava fields are beneficiaries of sublime light.
In the first image, the Suðurstrandarvegur route cleaves through a lava field. In the distance a faint outline of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano is seen at the top right of the frame.
The Krýsuvíkurbjarg cliffs, 15 kilometres long and 40 metres high, are home to tens of thousands of sea birds in the summer. Exposed to the North Atlantic Ocean and lashed by fierce winds, much of this stretch remains wild and dramatic.
Wow! The second photo looks like a chain of crocodiles basking in sunlight at the edge of water! 😀
What beautiful light here my friend! The long winding road and the vast expanse of volcanic remnants just make for superb images!
Thank you, amigo. The landscape of Iceland inspires awe in those who delight in the stark and the strange.
I came here from LuLa, and must say that your photos are done a huge injustice on LuLa; they’re so much more alive on your webpage. Beautiful!
Bob – Thank you. Photography forums have not kept up with the times and their image display architecture is often poorly conceived.