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Encounters in Strandir

Wildlife of Árneshreppur.

The remote district on Iceland‘s Strandir coast, Árneshreppur, is home to barely 40 souls. A solitary dirt track serves as the lifeline connecting this isolated outpost to the outside world, and it is often impassable in the winter.

You could wander for days here without catching sight of another human. To the unacquainted visitor the area may evoke the feel of an abandoned movie set. To the discerning, the scenery and seclusion are especially conducive to awaken the inner yogi.

These portraits of the locals were taken over several visits spanning almost a decade.

Kids in Djúpavík, Strandir, Iceland

Playtime – Djúpavík
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

Norðurfjörður, Stroll, Snowstorm, Strandir, Iceland

Stroll in snowstorm – Krossnes
5D Mark III, 24-105L

Kári Ingvarsson of Árnes farm in Trékyllisvík, Strandir, Iceland

Boy and his bike – Trékyllisvík
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

Girl & House in Trékyllisvík, Strandir, Iceland

Off to school – Trékyllisvík
5D Mark III, 24-105L

Pétur Guðmundsson of Ófeigsfjörður farm ("Hákarl Pétur"), Strandir, Iceland

“Hákarl Pétur” – Ófeigsfjörður
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

Fisherman at Norðurfjörður harbour, Strandir, Iceland

A fisherman’s life – Norðurfjörður
5D Mark III, 24-105L

Kids in Trékyllisvík, Strandir, Iceland

Playtime – Trékyllisvík
5DS, 100-400L IS II

Steini Finn and Davið shear sheep at Krossnes farm, Strandir, Iceland

Shearing sheep – Krossnes
5D Mark III, 11-24L

Steini Finn and his snow plow tractor, Melavík, Strandir, Iceland

Steini Finn and his snow plow – Melavík
5D Mark III, 24-105L

Kristinn Ingi Pétursson in Veðileysufjörður, Strandir, Iceland

Kristinn Ingi, surveying the scene – Veiðileysufjörður
5DS, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

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