Earth cooked. The patterns and hues of the Þeistareykir geothermal field in North Iceland are best appreciated from a drone’s perspective. A short video follows the images. See this column for some lore and much more. Note: Þ is phonetically the “Th” in “Thor.” Þeistareykir is pronounced Thay-staa-ray-kirr.
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A sanctuary for birds and humans. Scenes of a serene morning in Chorão, Goa. The island’s estuarine habitat with its mangroves is rich in wildlife and is a designated bird sanctuary. Check out the video short at the end of this post. Aside: Chorão was the home of the Parrikars before their dislocation to Parra […]
Mornin’ in Goa. A lone fisherman out on the river during sunrise. Mornings such as these bring back memories of my childhood and youth. Check out the video below. PS: Some have wondered whether this was a pre-determined shoot and if the boatman was modeling for me. The answer is no, this was an entirely […]
Volcanic red. Valagjá (pronounced ‘vaalaa-gyaow’ – gjá is fissure in Icelandic) is an explosion fissure wrought by Hekla, one of Iceland‘s most feared – and currently active – volcanoes. The bleeding red of the rift’s oxidized iron stands out in the dark expanse of volcanic ash, an otherworldly scene right out of the chronicles of […]
The Goddess Eternal. The serene village of Keri in Goa serves as the seat of Goddess Vijayadurga, the Triumphant Mother, in whom are reified the attributes of valour and compassion. Keri is the archetypal Goan village in the heartland: ringed by hills, fortified by forests, graced by temples, and soothed by birdsong. It is the […]