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Crater Cradle | by Diana Michaels
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Crater Cradle

Sólkatla crater, a shield volcano, at a hight of 1026 m, at the very edge of Langjökull glacier. There's a large lava field youngster that stepped out from this 'cradle' at the end of the Ice Age (or so they say). It's called Leggjabrjótur, meaning "Leg Breaker". So it's no good for hiking. But it looks ok for a lunar landing, though.


Do believe me that it is not easy to frame a shot at a flying speed of 200 km/h, this close to the ground, while the vehicle (the plane) shakes three-dimensionally.


Exif: ISO 100 ; f/2.8 ; 1/1000 ; @28mm

Aerial shot

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Taken on September 25, 2012