Behind the Shot: Iceland

ICELAND - Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

“The problem with driving around Iceland is that you’re basically confronted by a new soul-enriching, breath-taking, life-affirming natural sight every five goddamn minutes. It’s totally exhausting.” 

Tech Specs : Nikon D800 : 70-300mm Lens : ISO 100 : F11 @ 1/125 Second

I really enjoy shooting and traveling the world, and Iceland is a special place for my wife and I, Iceland is a travel photographer's destination. The land and ice masses are so diverse - you can travel from the bluest of the glaciers to the blackest volcanic sand beaches with magical green in between. 

Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon is one of the greatest wonders of nature on earth - also one of that is quickly disappearing. What you see here are enormous blocks of ice that are over 1,000 years old. These huge ice floats are continually falling from the glacier and when they fall off, these large chunks float in the lagoon and I couldn’t help but think that it makes it look like a gigantic blue slushie! The lagoon appeared "recently", or around 1935, and keeps growing due to the melting of Icelandic glaciers.

On a side note - we arrived to a completely desolate area and parked our camper van there only to be awakened in the morning by the reality that our little camper van was completely surrounded by big buses and hundreds of Chinese tourists with cameras.

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