Carnival of colour. The intense colours of volcanic rhyolite in Grenisgil (lit. Den Canyon) in southeast Iceland come alive after a spell of heavy rain. Also check out the video short below.
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A tough life. Whooper swans ride out a ferocious blizzard in Lónsfjörður, East Fjords of Iceland. I wouldn’t have been out making images if not for Börkur Hrólfsson who expertly negotiated the hazardous conditions (see video below). The video is also available on YouTube.
Batman mountain. At 454 m high, Vesturhorn (also spelled Vestrahorn) is a gabbro with steep cliffs (see Living Earth – Outline of the Geology of Iceland by Ari Trausti Guðmundsson, published by Forlagið, Reykjavík, 2013). It is often called “Batman Mountain” (see second image below). The sunset at Stokksnes last week was memorable. This headland […]
The mountain Vesturhorn (454 m) is located in southeast Iceland near the town of Höfn. Some refer to it as Batman Mountain and you’ll see why. In the right conditions it can be an irresistibly menacing sight. Vesturhorn is “a batholite made of gabbro, with high cliffs and steep screes.” (vide Iceland Road Atlas). The […]