Midnight sun at Myvatn

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Mývatn is a shallow lake situated in an area of active volcanism in the North of Iceland, not far from Krafla volcano. The lake was created by a large basaltic lava eruption 2300 years ago, and the surrounding landscape is dominated by volcanic landforms, including lava pillars and rootless vents (pseudocraters).

The name of the lake (Icelandic mý ("midge") and vatn ("lake"); the lake of midges) comes from the huge numbers of flies (midges) to be found there in the summer. In fact, it is quite difficult to get a shot without them.

This shot was made just at midnight, and it was the first stop after returning to the farm to get the camera, to our way to Bjarnarflag . The light, the reflections were amazing, this was our first Midnight Sun visible in Iceland

Myvatn lake, Iceland. 2010
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El Mývatn es un lago poco profundo situado en una zona de geológicamente activa al norte de Islandia, cerca del volcán Krafla. El lago se creó hace 2300 años tras una gran erupción de lava basáltica, por lo que en los alrededores se pueden encontrar numerosas formaciones volcánicas, entre ellos pilares de lava, respiraderos de vapor y pseudocráteres.

El nombre del lago, que significa el lago de los mosquitos [my ("mosquito") y vatn ("lago")], proviene de la gran cantidad de moscas (mosquitos) que se encuentran allí en el verano. De hecho, es muy difícil conseguir una imagen sin ellos.

Esta foto se hizo justo a medianoche, y fue la primera parada después de volver a la granja a por la cámara, en nuestro camino a Bjarnarflag . La luz, los reflejos eran increíbles, este fue nuestro primer sol de medianoche en Islandia.

Lago Myvatn, Islandia. 2010
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  1. LoveSomeBunny 55 months ago | reply

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  2. k paasila 55 months ago | reply

    Sick sick shot.

  3. Soumen Nath 54 months ago | reply

    I am loving .yr photostream...amazing pictures

  4. m78kem 54 months ago | reply

    Spectacular shot

  5. Sarah C* 53 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shot!!!
    I love the mood and composition in here.

  6. Rich 10 52 months ago | reply

    fantastic capture

  7. Lee & Sorrel 52 months ago | reply

    Stunning! The colours here are truly amazing! Unusual to have great colour in the foreground as well as a stunning sunset!

  8. pinktigger 52 months ago | reply

    HOw fantastic!

  9. rsj211 51 months ago | reply

    Beautiful colors you've captured here!

  10. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

    Great composition ;-)

  11. Isabell@ bella 46 months ago | reply

    Qué preciosidad!!! Un abrazo!! ;)

  12. mjagannatha 45 months ago | reply

    Great shot! Awesome!

  13. AussieOutback 44 months ago | reply

    What a Beautiful Capture of Nature!

  14. Mariano '48 42 months ago | reply

    Very beautiful nuances.

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  16. Hevakr 33 months ago | reply

    So beautiful

  17. MWindir 32 months ago | reply

    Beautiful place... already on the roadmap. Awesome capture!

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