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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.

AndyLee1Created by Photographer Andy Lee.
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.

The Magic of Iceland.

by Julija Nėjė
Even if you are living under a rock, you must have heard already that Iceland is one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
With only around 320,000 people living there, the country is now becoming packed with tourists flying in from all over the world, coming to see its rich nature.
Roaring volcanoes, deep fjords, sharp mountains and glaciers, the country has everything under its roof.
Not convinced?
Then check out this list compiled by Bored Panda of the best photographs of Iceland we could find.
With lots of new flights opening to Iceland recently, you can find rather cheap tickets if you search long enough, however, this might be the only thing you can expect to save up on.
On the plus side, you might be lucky and see the Northern Lights.
If you’re traveling in the summer you’ll have all the daylight you need in order to see a lot in one day, since the night almost never comes.
On the downside, the most famous landmarks will be packed with tourists.
A good way to save up some money then is to stay in tents or find a Couchsurfing host rather than going to a hotel.
See more wonderful shots via 15+ Iceland Photos You Won’t Believe Are From This Planet | Bored Panda

Iceland showcases Nature’s Artistry.

Iceland1Photographer Henry Jun Wah Lee has revealed that Iceland is a country filled with sunset colors and heavenly landscapes. “The light during midnight sun is a surreal and unforgettable experience,” Lee mentions.
“Hues of pinks, purples, reds and oranges that you may be lucky to see for a few minutes during a normal sunrise/sunset can explode for hours in an epic display of nature’s masterful artistry.
Iceland4The photographer did encounter some difficulties during his creative process.
“Shot over two weeks from late June through early July in Iceland, finding the best spots to experience these conditions was not easy,” he explains. “We had to navigate Iceland’s fickle weather.
The southern half of the island was storming most of the time. Knowledge of the island’s various micro climates and scenic locations were important in figuring out where to go for any given night
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Source: Breathtaking 4K Timelapse of Iceland Showcases Nature’s Masterful Artistry – My Modern Met

Elephant in the Cliff, Heimaey.

ele-1Photograph by Diego Delso. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Here’s a few photos of a natural rock formation off the coast of Iceland that looks like an imposing elephant with its trunk dipped in the Atlantic.
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Located on the island of Heimaey, the mountainous shape appears to be formed mostly from basalt rock that has the uncanny appearance of wrinkled elephant skin.
You can see few more shots over on Flickr. (thnx, Amber!)
Source: An Elephant Appears to Emerge from a Cliff Face in Iceland | Colossal

C47 Skytrain Wreck.

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It looks like a scene from the acclaimed TV drama Lost or a post-apocalyptic movie.
This abandoned C-47 Skytrain, also known as a Dakota, is Iceland’s most photographed plane wreck. Once operated by the United States Navy, its abandoned shell has sat virtually untouched on the eerie black sand of Sólheimasandur for 40 years.
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The story began on November 24, 1973 when the C-47 ran out of fuel and was forced to make an emergency landing at Sólheimasandur in Southern Iceland. The crew survived the incident but the plane was abandoned to the elements.
A salvage operation, which may account for the aircraft’s missing outer wings and tail, was later attempted.
But after a fatal helicopter crash, the military decided to leave the wrecked Skytrain where it had crash landed.
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Read on via Haunting Images of Iceland’s Most Photographed Plane Wreck – Urban Ghosts.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall.

Seljalandsfoss,_Suðurland,_Islandia,_2014-08-16,_DD_201-203_HDRSunset view from the back of the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Suðurland, Iceland.
Image Credit: Photograph by Diego Delso.
The Waterfall of the River Seljalandsá in Iceland drops 60 metres (or 200 ft) over the cliffs of the former coastline.
This waterfall is regarded as one of the most enchanting in all of Iceland.
Front Image of the Waterfall is captured from the other side.
Source: File:Seljalandsfoss, Suðurland, Islandia, 2014-08-16, DD 201-203 HDR.JPG – Wikimedia Commons

Northern Lights.

Beautiful shot of the Northern Lights from the perspective of a drone by Oli Haukur Myrdal based in Keflavik, Iceland.
Using a high-end camera (Sony a7S II) that can handle low-light settings and strapping it to a drone, Myrdal was able to capture stunning views of the Reykjanes Peninsula with just enough moonlight to light up the scenes.
The motion of the drone and the different perspectives gives the film a real dimensionality.
Watch the Video via Northern Lights Filmed with a Drone by Ozzo Photography

Iceland’s Guardians of Light.

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As they bound across the snowy tundra of Iceland, these horses remain unafraid.
The Icelandic horses are prized for their resiliency and demeanor, which comes out in the Winter as they seem undaunted by the extreme and temperamental weather.
Image Credit: Photograph by Drew Doggett
Brooklyn, New York, United States of America. Member since 2014
Source: Guardians of Light | Smithsonian Photo Contest | Smithsonian

Out Of This World, Kvalvika, Lofoten Islands.

After a long hike from his small cabin to Kvalvika, Lofoten Islands in Norway, the photographer arrived at the slopes above the beach around midnight.
During the hike the auroral display was relatively weak, but when he made it to the beach the sky ignited in a colourful spectacle of greens and purples framed by the mossy, green landscape.
The image is stacked from six different exposures to combat high ISO and thermal noise in the foreground.
The sky was added from one of these exposures.
Image Credit: Photograph by Nicolas Alexander Otto/National Maritime Museum/The Guardian)
Source: Out Of This World: Magnificent Entries For The UK Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2017