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Magic Lake

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This was the view over the glacier lagoon at Jokulsarlon in East Iceland. Small icebergs float in the placid lagoon while the setting sun lights up the sky with fire reds & oranges. The ice on this lake fell as snow one thousand years ago in the times of the Icelandic Sagas.

The incredible sky, dramatic mountains & glacier icebergs all reflected in the quiet glacier lake. This was the first photo I took with my Magic Cloth Technique.

The icebergs break off from the glacier shelf. They float on the lagoon until they are washed out to the untamed ocean. Presently the ice melts at a pace of 100 meters each year

Ancient Ice

Some of the ice from Jökulsárlón fell as snow during the Sagas era, more than a thousand years ago. Recent observations show that the ice is melting at a rate of 100 metres per year. Warmer seawater seeps beneath the lagoon to the glacier shelf from the North Atlantic Ocean. This not only speeds up glacier melting but also draws fish, seals, and birds. Jökulsárlón is one of the best places in Iceland to take pictures of wildlife. Because of this plentiful feeding spot, wildlife photographers can shoot birds and seals throughout the entire year.

Nature Photo Art

This image of an Icelandic glacier landscape will add some drama to your wall. For the drama on the glacier lagoon, I chose top quality materials. The ideal housewarming present is this lovely photo print. Iceland’s distinctive environment and climate provide a diversity of subject matter to explore when it comes to nature photography.

This nature photo is available on Archival paper, canvas or aluminium.

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