Life in the sub-Arctic North. Some years ago a ferocious storm left me Stranded in Strandir. There is only one track into and out of the area, and in the winters it is cleared once a week unless there is an emergency. Photographers out shooting in snowstorms are not considered an emergency unless there is […]
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Volcanic crater. Rauðaskál (lit. Red Bowl) is part of the Hekla volcanic system in the south-central Highlands of Iceland. The winds were so ferocious on the top of the crater that a few gusts threatened to toss me off the ground. To obtain an usable photograph I had to be physically shielded and anchored down […]
The crater’s many moods. Hverfjall is a massive tephra ring crater formed during a volcanic eruption around 2800 years ago. It is part of the Krafla Volcanic System near Mývatn in north Iceland. The crater is 1.3 Kms in diameter and 140 metres deep. As these images suggest, the Icelandic landscape is given to rapid […]
Enchanting. Run-off water from the Bjarnarflag Geothermal Power Station in north Iceland accumulates in a pool of iridescent blue. The right conditions can lend an otherworldly look to the scene, such as when a snowstorm obscures the surrounds of the pool (first image below).