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Emerging Heat - Geothermal area at Krísuvík/Kleifarvatn | by orvaratli
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Emerging Heat - Geothermal area at Krísuvík/Kleifarvatn

This is one of the hottest place to photograph in Iceland now, literally and metaphorically speaking. I had to have a go at it aswell.

This geothermal area has until recently been covered by lake Kleifarvatn. The lake has been shrinking because of draught (yes, even rainy Iceland can have a draught). When the shoreline of the shallow southern end of the lake receded this beautiful geothermal area was revealed a few months ago. It has now become a popular destination for local photographers.


The very windy day caused the steam to travel horizontally towards the horizon creating interesting streaks. Even though the area has only been exposed for a few months it is already starting to form interesting patterns and colors. Seismic activity has also been increasing in the area lately.



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Taken on December 19, 2010