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Glittering Ice -  Diamond Beach, Iceland | by Maria Gemma - A Passionate Photographer
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Glittering Ice - Diamond Beach, Iceland

Diamond Beach is a black volcanic sand beach where sea ice drift ashore and create the most magical setting. This is a surreal place where you are surrounded by small and large blocks of ice of many shapes and colors.

 

The floating sea ice range in color from deep blue to bright white, and brilliant turquoise shades.

With the light shining through them, reflecting rainbow glints, they are a mind-blowing sight.

 

Those diamond bright, glittering chunks of ice are the reason why this black beach is so-nicknamed!

 

Image taken by the shore of the Jokulsarlon Beach in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajokull National Park.

 

The following morning when we went back to the shore all the sea ice were gone, the strong winds and high seas had returned them back to the Atlantic Ocean.

 

 

Thank you for your comments,

 

Gemma

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Taken on October 1, 2016