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Eagles Nest - Vík, Iceland

Winter scene at Reynisfjara near Vík in south Iceland. Normally this scene is very dark with all the black lava sand and dark rock in the cliffs. This time of year it was all different with white dominant colors in the sky, in the snow on the mountains and in the waves of the sea.

 

Also in winter the rivers get much smaller. It helped here as normally there is a river between where I stood and the rock pinnacle. With cliffs just behind me this exact spot is hard to reach when the river is there.

 

The cliff is called Arnarklettur which means Eagles Pinnacle. I dont think there is an eagle living in it anymore but there might have been ages ago.

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Taken on December 3, 2011