Svartifoss Waterfall

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Svartifoss waterfall summer

Svartifoss waterfall is in the Skaftafell National park & is an easy hike from the visitor center. This famous waterfall emerges from the top of a horse-shoe of Basalt Columns. The black appearance of the basalt gives the Waterfall its name – Svart means Black & Foss means Falls.

I took this photo on a wet Summer’s day. I clambered up the western bank of Svartifoss underneath some precarious columns of dense basalt rock. The foreground features a fallen column which has grown a shrubbery. I like the interaction of nature here as well as the source of the moisture in the background.

By Tony Prower

Tony Prower spent over 15 years photographing the landscapes of Iceland. Tony Prower is a pioneer of the Magic Cloth Technique and ran thousands of photo tours in Iceland over 10 years.