Ice World

Posted by Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 30 March 2016 in Landscape & Rural.


Staying at the magical Jokulsarlon for the next couple of photos. This one comes from the same morning as the previous post. There was a lot of ice in the lagoon, bunched up overnight by the incoming tide. It felt like being on an ice planet and just around sunrise it was very still and quiet. The only sounds I could hear was the creaking of ice, as the icebergs were rubbing against each other, and the sound of new ice falling of the glacier into the lagoon.

Once the sun rose over the horizon, it managed to shine through on some of the icebergs, creating some good points of contrast to the cold tones of the surrounding ice. The tide also changed and you can see the small ice in the foreground being blurred by its movement towards the sea. Literally few minutes later it was a procession of icebergs floating out of the lagoon in rapid fashion.

It was a surreal experience to breath in the cold air, take in the landscape around me and to have only the icebergs and a couple of seagulls for company. I might be repeating myself here, but this place has definitely surpassed all of my expectations!

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
13/10 second
ISO 100
55 mm


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