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Geothermal Blue - Blue Lagoon, Iceland

This is the famous Blue Lagoon in Iceland. A place every traveler must stop even though it can get crowded at times. The lagoon is actually a industrial waste water pumped into the nearby lava field. This waste water is however not dangerous to ones health but the opposite. It is said to be beneficial to people with skin deceases.

 

Photographing the lagoon is tricky because of access restrictions and property copyright rules enforced by the owners of the Blue Lagoon facility. I found a spot however where one can freely photograph the blue silica rich lake (or a least that is my official story).

 

Here in January the midday sun was at its peak. It was just high enough to light up the mist coming from the warm lagoon with warm colorful rays.

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Taken on January 5, 2011