Ice Caves Lit Up Like a Piece of Amber.

Iceland Ice Caves by Sarah Bethea
Photographer Sarah Bethea‘s love for nature and adventure started at a young age.
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, she would spend weekends skiing at Mt. Hood with her family.
Over time, she also grew to love photography and has combined both passions, in an effort to send a message about the fragility of our planet. This has led her to travel far and wide, but nothing has attracted her more than the arctic climate of Iceland.
While there, she spent time in incredible ice caves located on the southern coast and came home with some inspiring imagery.
Iceland’s glacier ice caves are formed within blocks of ice and are visitable during the winter season. Bethea made two journeys to visit them, with decidedly different experiences.
As the ice caves are fairly accessible by car and require just a half hour of walking on the glacier to arrive, they are a popular tourist attraction.
Bethea got lucky on her first trip. It was December and she had the caves all to herself.
She took advantage of the situation and the lighting produced at that time of the year to take one of her most memorable photographs.
“Although it was mid-day, it was December and the days were short and the sun stayed low on the horizon,” Bethea shares with My Modern Met. “For five minutes or so, the sun lined up just right with the cave entrance, and the ice was lit up to look like amber.”The striking image of er model reaching out and touching the amber-tinted ice is a revelation.
via Guardian UK

‘Land of Fire and Ice.’

evaho2Los Angeles-based entrepreneur, adventurer, and photography enthusiast Eva Ho recently returned from a camping trip to Iceland, where she documented the unbelievable beauty of the Land of Fire and Ice in a series of stunning photos. “
A true miracle of nature,” Ho says of the Nordic island country, “diverse, colorful, unpredictable at every turn.”
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It’s astounding that so many natural wonders could exist in one place, but Iceland has them all, from thundering waterfalls, to smoldering volcanos and ice-blue glacial caves, to sky-high cliffs and river deltas that snake over the terrain like colorful veins, when viewed from above.
Ho, who braved the outdoors and took pre-dawn hikes to capture many of her incredible vistas, visually reinforces that the stark, surreal beauty of Iceland is a photographer’s dream come true.
Read on and see more Images via Spectacular Landscape Photos Highlight the Diverse Natural Beauty of Iceland – My Modern Met.

The Caves of Iceland.

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Ice cave… Since I live in Iceland, these two words resound in my mind.
I’ve seen the majestic glaciers, volcanoes and all the other wonders of Iceland.
I went down inside a volcano, I flew over a live eruption but the ice caves kept attracting me with what I was seeing on the web,
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I finally had the chance to go in the beginning of this winter to the south Iceland in the area of the giant Vatnajökull glacier with a real specialist of this kind of environment.
It was early in the season so we went directly to the safest cave they found this year, this one is called the northern lights ice cave because of the ash inclusion in the ice roof of the cave.
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Breathtaking Shots of Iceland.

breathtaking-travel-photography-in-iceland-by-max-muench-0-900x506The Berlin-based photographer Max Muench takes us into Iceland, where he traveled in April.

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A compilation of vast stretches, waterfalls and golden lights, sometimes taken from the air, and other times from the ground.

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If you want to follow his daily adventures and travels, visit his Instagram account.
Source: Breathtaking Travel Photography in Iceland by Max Muench – Fubiz Media

Gljúfrafoss Waterfall.

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Gljúfrafoss, Iceland – Photos by Ravi Sarma
Waterfalls can make for some of the most magical vistas in the world as they carve solid rock into often incredible formations.
Such is the case with Iceland’s Gljúfrafoss waterfall, which is almost completely hidden behind a cliff face.
The waterfall has driven a mossy cylindrical chamber into the rock which can only be reached through a thin crack in the outside cliff wall.
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Once through the crack, explorers are hit with the incredible majesty of the hidden waterfall as it crashes into a pool at the base of the cave.
The interior of the cave is near completely covered in a thin carpet of greenery thanks to the continually moist surroundings.
Iceland’s natural wonders don’t get much more wondrous than this secluded water-work.
Source: Gljúfrafoss | Atlas Obscura

Infrared Landscape of Iceland.

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Blue Iceland is a captivating series filled with dark skies and moody atmospheres across the stunning landscape of Iceland.
Created by UK-based photographer Andy Lee, the series is a unique presentation of a place that is typically represented as vibrant green rolling hills and the crystal spring waters of the Blue Lagoon.
To record each mysterious scene, Lee waits with great patience to identify the perfect moment and then captures the wonders of nature through his infrared lens.
The compositions are filled with the intense contrast of dark shadows and bright sunlight radiating across the tips of mountaintops and through the clouds.
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Lee’s creative perspective transforms an otherwise bright and sunny place into a dramatic and intriguing world filled with artificial colors.
Each location is eerily void of people, which adds to the sensation of enchanting intrigue throughout the land.
READ ON via Dramatic Landscapes of Iceland through an Infrared Lens – My Modern Metropolis.