Amongst Titans - Fjallslón

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    Fjallslón, Iceland
    15 minutes drive west of the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is another smaller but as beautiful lagoon called Fjallslón. Named after the glacier that tumbles down the east side of Iceland's highest mountain, Öræfajökull.

    Öræfajökull is probably Icelands most notorious volcano. In written history it has erupted twice, the first one being larger than Mt. Pinotubo eruption in 1991 turning large area around the mountain into a wasteland (Öræfi means wasteland in Icelandic).

    These glacier lagoon freeze quite easily as the water is very cold to begin with. It does not take long spells of cold weather to form solid ice. However icebergs in lagoons are not as static as they might seem, as they can suddenly decide to roll or move. It was therefore a little scary to walk amongst them, you never know when the start to move. These icebergs where about 15m high.

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    1. keriatti 49 months ago | reply

      wooww amazing..

    2. Katja & Hanspeter Staeblein 49 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Pro Natura and landscape, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. Salteh.Duck 49 months ago | reply

      Looks very cold indeed - nice shot!


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    4. stingu (Stefán Ingvar Photography) [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

      Geggjuð mynd

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    5. kk7k 49 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called MY FLICKR FAV's (Invite a Friends Photo), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. bryangarnett1 (trying to catch-up) 49 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture, very well done.

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      Lovely natural landscape

    8. Travnet. 49 months ago | reply

      Excellent!


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    9. © Lucie Debelkova / www.luciedebelkova.com 49 months ago | reply

      what a great shot !! When I think that I have see it all from Iceland you always come with something new and unique. This is really amazing and unusual capture which stands out particularly thanks to your smart use of light.

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    10. Thomas Sittler 49 months ago | reply

      Awesome place! I love the twirl in the ice. Good use of light.

    11. DianeRocks feels happy 49 months ago | reply

      Unbelievable beauty, this looks like a Whale's tail poking up from the ice. Incredible shot

    12. Tami (dittojackson) 49 months ago | reply

      Stunningly beautiful!!

    13. swirey 49 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Wild Europe, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. d.a.n.n.y.c 49 months ago | reply

      excellent use of backlight!this place is stunning
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    15. chudo.sveta 46 months ago | reply

      Hi, I've published your photo here gooddays.ru/post/1784, hope you don't mind ;-) Link to your Flickr profile is at the end of the text.

    16. shadowshador 42 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot.

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